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Exclude ( TextToFilter; FilterText )

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Agnes Barouh, Tic Tac
http://www.tictac.fr/CoinFileMaker/Page.html

Exclude the characters to be filtered

Sample Input:
Exclude ( "Exclude character strings" ; "aeiouy" )


Exclude ( "test Quotes, \“left and right\” quotes" ; "\”" )
Sample Output:
Excld chrctr strngs


test Quotes, “left and right quotes


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

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Description:

* june, 28, 2010 . chonge just order parameter
$Exc_Text = TextToFilter ; $Exc_No = FilterText ;
instead of
$Exc_No = FilterText ; $Exc_Text = TextToFilter ;
for FileMaker give correctly parameter TextToFilter and FilterText and not vice versa when you copy paste the code.
* October, 1. : calculation modified for smart quotes, return the same processing of filter() substitute(), position() : left quotes or right quotes.

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it is not a recursive function
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limited version : FilterText ≤ 404 characters
/* "Unlimited" version with CustomList()
http://www.briandunning.com/cf/868*/

/* For Exclude value, used FilterList()
http://www.briandunning.com/cf/771*/

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Respect case sensitive and accents [like Filter()]
Respect smart quotes "”“ and apostrophizes '‘’ [like Filter()]
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Exclude ( "zTha01nXks yap 35loxtY !!!?" ; "0134589ypXxKYZz?" )

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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

Discuss:

Great! Why filemaker doesn't have a reverse Filter like this is beyond me.

Casey Dutkus, Orlando
April 27, 2009 1:29pm

Incredible CF -- as all other CFs designed by Mlle. Barouh are. Thank you for sharing.

Edward Souza, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
November 04, 2009 2:08pm

I am trying to filter out multiple paragraph marks ¶
from long strings of text. Exclude() doesn't filter them out as far as I can tell. Any way to strip those as well?

Eric Ruff, Gainesville
June 27, 2010 11:51am

Hello,

I'm not sure to understand correctly the problem...

Esclude ( MyText ; "(¶. )" ) removes all ( ¶ . space and ) from MyText. not for you ?

but if it's only for remove all ¶, Substitute ( MyText ; "¶" ; "" ) it's better.

Thanks a lot for comments !

Agnès, Paris
June 27, 2010 3:16pm

Thanks!
Using this to create valid file names for PDFs; e.g. TextToFilter being "/?%*:|<>.\\\""
Now to look for a way to filter out words and phrases....

Karen, nyc
October 04, 2011 11:24am

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