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text.ValidateCharacters ( Text ; Values )

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Rob Poelking, Excelisys
http://www.excelisys.com

Validate input characters

Sample Input:
text.ValidateCharacters ( "A01-BSD" ; "1234567890ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ -" )
Sample Output:
1


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Description:

Validates text against a given string of acceptable values.

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This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it

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Rob:

Three comments:

1) Entitle a custom function with parameters in the title

2) The parameters do not have to be dimensioned to themselves in the body of the function. They are there to be used any time they are specifically called.

3) The function can be re-written to a simple boolean calculation per below...

hth,

Bart
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/*
Nam e: text.ValidateCharacters
Parameters: Text ; Values
Function:
*/

Length( Filter ( text ; values) ) = Length ( text )

/* Notes: 2010.02.16 - Rob Poelking
rob@ohiokajukenbo.com

Validates text against a given string of acceptable values. */

Bart Bartholomay, Vero Beach, FL
February 16, 2010 11:29am

Rob:

Three comments:

1) Don't entitle a custom function with parameters in the title

2) The parameters do not have to be dimensioned to themselves in the body of the function. They are there to be used any time they are specifically called.

3) The function can be re-written to a simple boolean calculation per below...

hth,

Bart
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/*
Nam e: text.ValidateCharacters
Parameters: Text ; Values
Function:
*/

Length( Filter ( text ; values) ) = Length ( text )

/* Notes: 2010.02.16 - Rob Poelking
rob@ohiokajukenbo.com

Validates text against a given string of acceptable values. */

Bart Bartholomay, Vero Beach, FL
February 16, 2010 11:30am

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