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HiliteSingle ( text ; searchString ; color )

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Michael Horak, *COMMENT Visual Realisation
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Returns text with every occurrence of searchString in text changed to the specified color.

Sample Input:
HiliteSingle ( "Catalog of cats" ; "caT" ; RGB (255;0;0) )
Sample Output:
{Cat}alog of {cat}s

(the strings in curly braces are in red color)


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

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Description:

Returns text with every occurrence of searchString in text changed to the specified color.

The HiliteSingle() function is NOT case-sensitive. Occurences of searchString are matched regardless of case, and returned in their original case.

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've modified this function to use FM11's new highlight function. No need for color param.

/*
HiliteSingle function

Author
*COMMENT Visual Realisation

Format
HiliteSingle ( text ; searchString ; color )

Parameters
text - any text expression or text field;
searchString - any text expression or text field;

Data type returned
text

Description
Returns text with every occurrence of searchString in text highlighted.
The HiliteSingle() function is NOT case-sensitive. Occurences of searchString are matched regardless of case, and returned in their original case.


Updated to use FileMaker 11's highlight functionality
Steve Hearn shearn@coresolutions.ca
April 15, 2010
*/

Let ( [
// TEST FOR MATCH
pos = Position ( text ; searchString ; 1 ; 1 )
] ;
// IF MATCH IS FOUND
Case ( pos ;
// BEGIN CALCULATION
Let ( [
textBefore = Left ( text ; pos - 1 ) ;
len = Length ( searchString ) ;
string = Middle ( text ; pos ; len ) ;
textAfter = Right ( text ; Length ( text ) - pos - len + 1 )
] ;
textBefore & TextStyleAdd ( string ; HighlightYellow ) & HiliteSingle ( textAfter ; searchString )
) ;
// ELSE RETURN TEXT
text )
)

Steve Hearn, CoreSolutions Software Inc, London ON Canada
April 15, 2010 10:25am

Hi,

First, thank you for the function. I'm having trouble saving it, though.
//TEST FOR MATCH
pos = Position ( text ;....)

I keep getting an error telling me that "text" is a specified parameter that cannot be found.

Any help on this would be great--thanks.

Brian Roy, San Francisco
January 03, 2013 10:51am

You need to define the three parameters ( text ; searchString ; color ) within the 'Edit Custom Function' window. See the help for more:
http://www.filemaker.com/12help/html/fmpa_custom.23.5.html#1027698

comment, VR
January 03, 2013 1:47pm

After having the function ready, how do I use it. Is is through a script or what?
Please give me an idea

Harry, Brooklyn
October 14, 2013 9:48pm

Once you have defined the custom function, you use like any other function.

comment, VR
October 16, 2013 9:27am

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