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LengthConvert ( Number , From , To )

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Ibrahim Bittar, Eikonsys

Converts Lenghts between m, cm, in, ft and yd

Sample Input:
LengthConvert ( 1 , "in" , "cm" )
Sample Output:

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

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This is a small but useful function if you need to quickly convert between the most common lenght units.

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

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


Cool ... and Length is spelled wrong

And another parameter called Number

Function is now
Number * Case( .....

Robert Schaub, EastHampton
May 31, 2013 3:08pm

Done, thanks for the correction.

Ibrahim Bittar, León, MX
May 31, 2013 3:11pm

And we do need semicolons instead of commas nowadays...

Henk Brendel, Arnhem
May 31, 2013 11:43pm

It is better to use decimal numbers in the form of a power of 10 ( the dot is not everywhere a symbol of separation of decimals )
So, for example:

From = "m" and To = "in" ; 393700787402 *10 ^ - 10 ;
From = "m" and To = "ft" ; 3280839895 *10 ^ - 9 ;

Daniele Raybaudi, Rome
June 01, 2013 3:54am

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