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IsUUID( text )

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John Hanson, Pulp Studio
http://www.pulpstudio.com

Checks if a text string is in UUID format, e.g. generated by Get(UUID).

Sample Input:
IsUUID ( "random text" )
IsUUID ( "37EEAC77-E584-8642-A026-5BA61C66DDB1" )
IsUUID ( "" )
Sample Output:
0
1
0


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

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Description:

Returns a Boolean result of True if the text string matches a UUID generated by Get(UUID). Useful for validating UUID-based ID fields with direct data entry, e.g. with drop-down lists for type-ahead lookups.

Credit to Daryl Eisner for additional hex filtering.

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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Very nice and simple. Like it.
Maybe add this to the end of the function:

"and Length ( filter ( Lower ( text ) ; "abcdef0123456789-" ) ) = 36"

Daryl Eisner, San Diego
October 15, 2014 7:45am

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