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TextToDateRangeƒ ( text )

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Michael Rhodes, Allied Data Service

A rewrite of MagicDates by Andy Frazier with less code

Sample Input:
TextToDateRangeƒ ( "Next Quarter" )
Sample Output:

 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.

Click here to copy To Clip Manager if you have myFMbutler's Clip Manager installed


See custom function MagicDates

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How do you convert the date range from American to European date format ?

Shai Ben Mordechai, Tel Aviv
April 03, 2009 12:41am

Your quarters are not quarters.

Second quarter is 4/1/2009 to 6/30/2009


Lee Smith, Woodland
April 05, 2009 3:40pm


"Second quarter" is not an option. Read the notes in the function. However, "This quarter" or "Last quarter" or "Next quarter" work just fine. The first three hours this was posted, there was a typo, so recopy the code if necessary.

Michael Rhodes, Rancho Cucamonga
April 13, 2009 9:51am


I do not own a European version of FileMaker, so I can't test how FileMaker might use different parameters for it's date function.

Michael Rhodes, Rancho Cucamonga
April 13, 2009 9:54am

You don't need to have a European version of FM. The date format belong to the "Regional and Language Options" in the control panel of the computer. In my case the date format is DD/MM/YYYY


Shai Ben Mordechai, Tel Aviv
April 18, 2009 1:05pm

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