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TrimReturns ( text )

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Kieren MacMillan, kierencom

Trims leading and trailing paragraph returns.

Sample Input:
TrimReturns ( "


is the

" )
Sample Output:

is the

 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


Trims leading and trailing paragraph returns, but could easily be modified to trim any other desired character(s), e.g., tab, space, period, etc.

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

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


Very nice and simply elegant. I tried for about an hour to do this....should've came here first! :)
Thanks for sharing.

Steve, Broomall, PA
July 12, 2014 12:44pm

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