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_ReplaceValue ( pText ; pSearch ; pReplaceText ; pCounter ; pMaxCounter ; pSwitch )

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Matijas Federspiel, ComZuWeb-Datasystem


Sample Input:
G_TX_ReplaceValue (pText ; pSearch ; pReplaceText ; pCounter ; pMaxCounter ; pSchalter )

(Value=Hallo 2¶2 Hallo¶Hallo)

Search = Hallo 2
Replace = Meier

Sample Output:
2 Hallo¶

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2014 © by Matijas Federspiel, ComZuWeb-DataSystem from Germany

Mit dieser Funktion kann man in MultilineValues einzelne Values austauschen mit und ohne case sensitive.

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


There's a typo in line
vSchalter= Case (pSchalter="E";vExakt;pSchalter="V";vVerify);

Should replace "pSchalter" with "pSwitch" twice.



Herve, France
May 09, 2014 4:09am

IMHO, you should …

1. add the function signature to the internal comment, and be clear about the arguments that can be passed, and their function ('pMaxCounter = ZählerMax' … that's enlightening!)

2. use consistent naming in the sample input, the function name and the function itself

3. apply proper formatting and whitespace

4. use better variable names, and avoid confusing re-assignments in mid-calculation

5. learn how to use Let[] variables effectively, including implicit creation of boolean statements without Case()

6. be aware that ¶ is not a string, but an operator, and on its own doesn't require quotes

7. test your CFs with the actual code you're posting; this one doesn't work as advertised, even when using the correct argument name

8. write in English only, and use a spell checker

Apart from that: not bad … :-)

Oliver, Tegernsee
May 09, 2014 5:46am

but excuse my english is not very good :-/

- all error out -

Matijas Federspiel, Germany
May 09, 2014 6:40am

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