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URLDecode ( text )

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Jeremiah Small, Soliant Consulting

Decodes URL encoded text

Sample Input:
URLDecode ( "" )
Sample Output:" & UrlEncode ( "¶ \"!#$%&'()*+,-./:;<=>?@[\\]^`{|}" )

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Decodes URL encoded text

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Thanks for the great function, there should be a FM standard URLdecode function, but until then, this is great.

Here is the full list I'm using in multiple parts since there 's a 1500 character reply limit.

["%20";" "];
["%22";"\"& quot;];
[ "%27";"'"];
[&q uot;%29";")"];
["%2B ";"+"];
["%2D"; "-"];
["%2F";"/ "];
["%3B";";"] ;
[&q uot;%40";"@"];
["%5C ";"\\"];
["%5E" ;"^"];
["%60";" `"];
["%7C";"|" ];
[&q uot;%A0";" "];
["%A2";"¢" ;];
[&quo t;%A7";"§"];
["%A9 ";"©"

Rakesh, Amsterdam
September 13, 2012 5:05pm

Part II

[ "%C2";"Â"];
[" ;%C4";"Ä"];
["%C6& quot;;"Æ"];
["%C8" ;"È"];
["%CA";&quo t;"];
["%CC";"Ì&qu ot;];
[&q uot;%D1";"Ñ"];
["% D3";"Ó"];
["%D5&qu ot;;"Õ"];
["%D7";& quot;×"];
["%D9";" Ù"];
["%DB";"Û&qu ot;];
[&q uot;%E0";"à"];
["% E2";"â"];
["%E4&qu ot;;"ä"];
["%E6";& quot;æ"];
["%E8";" è"];
["%EA";"ê&qu ot;];
[&q uot;%EF";"ï"];

Rakesh, Amsterdam
September 13, 2012 5:07pm

looks like you need to replace '&qu ot' with ' " '.

Don't think anyone needs these, but just incase.

["%31";"1" ];
[&q uot;%34";"4"];
["%36 ";"6"];
["%38"; "8"];

["%41";" ;A"];
["%43";"C" ;];
[& quot;%46";"F"];
["%4 8";"H"];
["%4A" ;"J"];
["%4C";" L"];
["%4E";"N" ];
[&q uot;%51";"Q"];
["%53 ";"S"];
["%55"; "U"];
["%57";"W "];
["%59";"Y"] ;

[& quot;%62";"b"];
["%6 4";"d"];
["%66" ;"f"];
["%68";" h"];
["%6A";"j" ];

Rakesh, Amsterdam
September 13, 2012 5:09pm

Code seems to get messed up a bit, so fix where needed like ["%41";"A"];

Rakesh, Amsterdam
September 13, 2012 5:13pm

For best results, move the [ "%25" ; "%" ] to the bottom of the list. Otherwise, if there are any embedded %'s they may be re-interpreted as an additional escape sequence.

Philip, Dallas
August 30, 2016 12:33pm

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