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XMLEncode ( data )

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Andy Knasinski, NRG Software, LLC.

XML Encode Data with HTML equivalents

Sample Input:
XMLEncode ( "Smith & Barney" )
Sample Output:
Smith & Barney

 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.

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This custom function can be used to encode data passed via XML to it's HTML equivalent when for use with remote services. Note that the data itself should be encoded, not the whole XML string.

set field "XML" =
"<data><company>"& XMLEncode( "Smith & Barney" ) &"</company></data>"

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

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Works like a charm but there is a typo in the sample output, the function returns the correct "Smith &amp; Barney"

Björn, Sweden
March 22, 2011 4:23am

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