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EncodeURL_CF ( textToCode )

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Paul Spafford, Spafford Data Solutions
http://www.paulspafford.com

Encodes all urls enclosed in square brackets for html.

Sample Input:
EncodeURL_CF ( TextField )

Where TextField contains the following:

FileMaker User and Developer Group of Eastern Ontario:
[http://www.fudgeo.com]

Spafford Data Solutions:
[http://www.paulspafford.com]
Sample Output:
FileMaker User and Developer Group of Eastern Ontario:
<a href="http://www.fudgeo.com">http://www.fudgeo.com</a>

Spafford Data Solutions:
<a href="http://www.paulspafford.com">http://www.paulspafford.com</a>


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

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Description:

When creating a multi-part email with an email plug-in, you need to encode any links as html, to make sure that more email applications will allow the links to be clickable.

When writing the text for the email, your users just need to enclose each url in square brackets.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by BrianDunning.com. Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

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This fixes infinite recursion from mismatched brackets:

Let ( [
@textToCode = textToCode
; @openSquarePos = Position ( @textToCode ; "[" ; 1 ; 1 )
; @closeSquarePos = Position ( @textToCode ; "]" ; @openSquarePos;1 )
// Search from "@openSquarePos;1" not "1;1" Eric.Matthews sjsu.edu

; @afterOpenSquare = Right ( @textToCode ; Length ( @textToCode ) - @openSquarePos )
; @url = Left ( @afterOpenSquare ; @closeSquarePos - @openSquarePos - 1 )
; @encodedUrl = "<a href=\"" & @url & "\">" & @url & "</a>"
; @subbed = Substitute ( @textToCode ; "[" & @url & "]" ; @encodedUrl )
];

Case
( // @openSquarePos and @closeSquarePos" determine completion. Eric.Matthews sjsu.edu
not(@openSquarePos and @closeSquarePos);
@subbed;
EncodeURL_CF ( @subbed )
) // End Case

) // End Let

Eric.Matthews, SJSU.edu
August 12, 2011 12:20pm

I was experimenting with a version that did not require tags, but would encode 'naturally typed' text.
Also, I would want several link types/protocols:
- http
- https
- mailto
- fmp
- skype

Anyone wanting to take a shot at that?

I am this far in the declaration section:
linkType = "http://" ;
url_start = Position ( text ; linkType ; 1 ; 1 ) ;
url_end = Position ( text ; " " ; url_start ; 1 ) ;
url_length = url_end - url_start ;
url_raw = Middle ( text ; url_start ; url_length ) ;
url_encoded = "<a href=\"" & url_raw & "\">" & url_raw & "</a>" ;

Jens Rasmussen, Denmark, Eurpoe
September 11, 2013 6:39am

I was experimenting with a version that did not require tags, but would encode 'naturally typed' text.
Also, I would want several link types/protocols:
- http
- https
- mailto
- fmp
- skype

Anyone wanting to take a shot at that?

I am this far in the declaration section:
linkType = "http://" ;
url_start = Position ( text ; linkType ; 1 ; 1 ) ;
url_end = Position ( text ; " " ; url_start ; 1 ) ;
url_length = url_end - url_start ;
url_raw = Middle ( text ; url_start ; url_length ) ;
url_encoded = "<a href=\"" & url_raw & "\">" & url_raw & "</a>" ;

Jens Rasmussen, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe
September 11, 2013 6:39am

i just want to send mail through email client via outlook 2007.if i send an attached file without body it executes html otherwise it shows the code in outlook body.is there any function to send an mail containing html codes

Franco, chennai
May 22, 2015 6:45am

i just want to send mail through email client via outlook 2007.if i send an attached file without body it executes html otherwise it shows the code in outlook body.is there any function to send an mail containing html codes

Franco, chennai
May 22, 2015 6:45am

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