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ParseText(Text, BeginText, EndText)

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Tim Cimbura, Cimbura.com Technology
http://www.cimbura.com

Parses text from an e-mail message generated by a custom form

Sample Input:
"City: Maple Grove¶State:¶MN¶Address: 123 Anywhere Street¶" ; "City:" ; "¶"
Sample Output:
"Maple Grove"


 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:

The custom function is very useful to pull items out of any e-mail message that has been sent via a web form. It will look for a return, tab, space, or no delimiter between the BeginText and the start of the field info.

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

Discuss:

By Adding a test for both the Begin & End text the result will return NULL if the markers are missing.
-----------------------------------
Case( PatternCount ( Text ; BeginText ) < 1;""; PatternCount ( Text ; EndText ) < 1;"";
Chunk1<>""; Left(Chunk1;
Position(Chunk1; EndText; 1; 1)-1);"" )

Roger Biel, Casa Grande, Arizona
May 13, 2011 8:36am

This function doesn't seem to work if the "BeginText" represents the first characters in "Text"...

Sarah, Iowa
July 14, 2015 12:32pm

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