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Tim Scoff, Medical Database Consultants
http://www.mdcdatabase.com

Replace a text string with bullets

Sample Input:
HideText (1234)
Sample Output:


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

Click here to copy To Clip Manager if you have myFMbutler's Clip Manager installed

Description:

This recursive function takes a text string of any length and replaces every character with a bullet. This can be used to display a password field for entering a password without displaying the actual text entered into the field, such as when using the Account Management Script Steps to enable customers to create accounts in a solution without giving the customers full access to the solution.

Create a field named Password and another field named Display Password
Set Display Password = HideText ( Password ) and make it unstored
Set the text in the Password field on the layout to white, or whatever your background color is set to
Put the Password field directly behind the Display Password field and don't allow entry into the Display Password field

It almost duplicates the functionality of a standard password dialog box. The only problem is the bullets don't appear until after you tab out of the Password field.

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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Thanks! Fantastic!

& the problem of the bullets not appearing until after the field is exited can be resolved by a using a simple script-triggered script. instead of a second calculation field;

OnModify on the password field...

Set Field [ password; HideText(password)]
Commit Records
Go to Field [password]

Jo, New Zealand
April 22, 2010 9:15pm

ok - so not quite that simple; as the above script replaces the actual password with dots...

but I've got it working now via a shadow field & lots of parsing!

Jo, New Zealand
April 22, 2010 11:47pm

Use only one field Password. Don't need the second field.

Use the same Custom function...

Create a simple script (to use later as a trigger):
Insert calculated result[Select; Password; HideText (Password)]

In Layout mode, on that field choose those two triggers with the script:
Set script triggers
OnObjectKeystroke
OnObjectExit

Paul Bourbeau, Drummondville
December 25, 2012 3:09am

Hi all

This function is fantastic. Exactly what I need.
How can I integrate the password verification process? Eg. Username and Password for Login processes.
On typing in the password it would replaced the text with bullets.
How can I copy the text input on keystokes to an other field to verify with the login?

Please help me. It would be great to add this easy function with this possibility.
Regards Sebastian

Sebastian, Lucern
August 26, 2013 3:17am

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