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GetWords ( text ; string )

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Daniele Raybaudi, ACI

It returns all the words that contain a given string

Sample Input:
GetWords("Apples and oranges are good fruits"; "r")
Sample Output:

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It returns all the words that contain a given string in a return delimited format.

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This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


Um, this is in Italian. Can anyone put this into English?

Dorian Cougias, Oakland
January 21, 2011 10:58am

Dear Friend: I would like to use your function, but you haven't published the internal functions that use.

David, Valladolid / Spain
January 30, 2013 11:26am


that was an old attempt to write a CF.
Try the modified one.

Daniele Raybaudi, Rome
January 30, 2013 1:14pm

Get an 'out of memory error" using the example. FMP12

Oak, California
October 07, 2014 9:33am

This custom function works with 9999 as the max number of recurtions.
If your text contains more words, the result is a "?"

Raybaudi, Rome
October 07, 2014 9:50am

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