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ContainsExact ( Text ; SearchStrings )

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Bill Thurmes, MDCA
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checks whether at least one of the values in SearchValues is an exact match for a portion of Text

Sample Input:
ContainsExact ( "CA" ; "GA;FL;MN;CA" )
ContainsExact ( "LeBron James" ; "Lebron" )
ContainsExact ( "Jim,Jane" ; "m\,J" )
Sample Output:
1
0 (not the same capitalization)
1


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Description:

Purpose: Determine whether Text contains any of the strings contained in SearchStrings ('or' logic) and that those strings are exact matches (useful when ESQL queries depend on the function). I found it useful, in concert with TableNames, LayoutNames, and conditional formatting, to determine whether entries for layout or table names were capitalized correctly.
Similar to Position function but will assess several SearchStrings, gives 0 or 1 (No or Yes) as Result
Restriction: the following !-containing strings may not be part of SearchStings: !c! !s! !p!
4/27/17 - A shortcoming of this occurred to me: this only checks the first incidence of the SearchStrings value in Text. Thus, ContainsExact ("Remark Mark"; "Mark") would evaluate as 0 because the first "mark" is not an exact match for the SearchString. I haven't yet come up with a fix for this. 4/27/17 - Solved it! Combo of Substitute & PatternCount

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