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PickAPart__cf ( _text ; _partNumber )

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Matthew Leering, CoreSolutions Software Inc.
http://coresolutions.ca

Will return the specified _partNumber within delimited _text

Sample Input:
PickAPart__cf ( "A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H" ; 5 )
Sample Output:
E


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

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Description:

To search a string of text with the delimiter defined below, and return only a particular part number from that text

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

Discuss:

Looks over complicated

how about

getvalue( substitute( _text;"|";"¶");_partNumber)

extending that you could even included a parameter for the delimiter

Tim, Scotland
October 02, 2013 2:13pm

Your solution is excellent Tim!
It's very easy to understand exactly what it's doing, and is efficient also.
The only drawback I can see to it is that it won't support parts that have hard-returns.

Matthew Leering, Canada
October 03, 2013 6:08am

... and yours will not work if the pipe is part of the part number :-))

William, Seattle
October 03, 2013 8:27am

Touché
Of course, this custom function does let you swap out the delimiter for any other character or set of characters you deem fit.

Matthew Leering, Canada
October 03, 2013 8:29am

Ok, a solution


PickAPart__cf ( _text ; _partNumber ; delimiter)

let( _useText=case( delimiter="¶"; _text; substitute( _text;"¶"; "x§§x§§x");


substitute( getvalue( substitute( _useText ; delimiter ;"¶");_partNumber); "§§x§§";"¶")
)

Tim, Scotland
October 04, 2013 3:04pm

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