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RemoveByValueList ( text ; valueList )

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Jonathan Mickelson, Thought Development Corp.
http://thought-dev.com

Removes matching words from a text string, based upon words contained in a value list.

Sample Input:
RemoveByValueList ( "Joe Smith III" , "II¶III¶Esq.¶Sr." )
Sample Output:
Joe Smith


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

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Description:

Removes matching words from a text string, based upon words contained in a value list.

How it works (because the principal can be used for many different problems):

Basically it substitutes the ¶'s in the value list with the necessary syntax for array of values. This text is prepared as if you manually built it and then is Evaluated to execute it. After the execute a TrimAll is performed to remove extra spaces.

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

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it

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I updated the calc, the previous paste must have stripped necessary escape characters.

Jonathan Mickelson, Los Angeles
December 07, 2009 4:57pm

This is a great function. I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to do the opposite of this and return the matched value of a value list item instead of removing it.

Thanks, Monty

Monty Lewis, Gloucester, MA
August 12, 2010 11:52am

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