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eParse ( text )

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d.schellenberg, rivet design communications
http://www.rivetcom.ca

parse an e-mail addres from a string of text

Sample Input:
eParse ( "my email is within this text, filemaker@rivetcom.ca, please us it" )
Sample Output:
filemaker@rivetcom.ca


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

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Description:

This is a simple function to get an e-mail address from a string of text. I have leveraged the MiddleValues functioin to put the address on its own carriage return line.

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

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I used this to parse out a single date (instead of an e-mail) from a string of text. All I had to change was the at sign to a slash in the second position function, and change the test portion of the If function to the following: PatternCount (text ; "/" ) = 2.

Obviously, this only works if only one date is contained in the text and the date is in a certain format, but it worked for me.

Marc Wood, Minneapolis, MN USA
January 28, 2009 7:36am

I tested this function and it works great if you have one email address in a text field, but I have a file with about 2000 eamil addresses in it. Any Ideas ?

Carl Riedel, Croydon, UK
December 16, 2009 7:14am

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