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InsertCharacter ( text ; index ; char )

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George Norsworthy, Bell Mountain Assoc.

Inserts a specified character in between each character of a specified string.

Sample Input:
InsertCharacter ( "Filemaker" ; 9 ; "_" )
Sample Output:

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Inserts a specified character in between each character of a specified string. The variable "index" needs to be the length of the "text" string.

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


Am I missing something here? When I use this function (which is very cool, btw), it also inserts a trailing char…

The above mentioned sample output is on my machine: F_i_l_e_m_a_k_e_r_

It doesn't matter in my database, but it would be nicer if the trailing char would not be there.

Anyone any ideas?

Gary, Bonn/Germany
September 13, 2013 11:51am

Case ( Index < 2 ; Text ;
InsertCharacter ( Replace ( Text ; Index ; 0 ; chr ) ; Index - 1 ; chr )

unix, Japan
September 28, 2013 12:10am

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