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FilterValuesByTest ( text ; varName ; test ; include_1 )

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Fabrice Nordmann, 1-more-thing

Returns a text filtered by a test

Sample Input:
FilterValuesByTest ( "how incredible¶is that"; "value"; "left ( value; 1) = \"i\""; 0 )
Sample Output:
"how incredible¶" (values that do not begin with "i")

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Regular expressions in FileMaker !
This is a very customisable function, read the comments to know more about it.
Virtually, any type of text parsing is possible with this function and FilterWordsByTest

UPDATE : I would now recommend the use of CustomList, by Agnès Barouh :, or FilterList :

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


Hi, i'm trying to set a filter between the same field named "date"
i want to display a list if products who were purchased between a rage

i have one field named "dateofpurchase"

for example: I want to know who products were purchased between 01/01/2015 .and. 16/02/2015

thanks for your help

Adrian, monterrey/mexico
February 05, 2016 1:25pm

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