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fnAddressParser ( address ; type )

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Andrew Butt, Drewsol
http://www.drewsol.com

This CF parses address parts, allowing developers to create calculation fields for single address fields for display and sorting.

Sample Input:
fnAddressParser ( "123 W. 3rd St. #12, Los Angeles, CA 90040" , "Street" )

fnAddressParser ( "123 W. 3rd St. #12, Los Angeles, CA 90040" , "StreetSort" )

fnAddressParser ( "
Drew Wesley
Drewsol
123 W. 3rd St. #12
Los Angeles, CA 90040
" , "City" )
Sample Output:
W. 3rd St.


003 St., #21


Los Angeles


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

Description:

This CF parses address parts, allowing developers to create calculation fields for single address fields for display and sorting.

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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Now it does!

Drew Wesley, Los Angeles, CA
October 30, 2009 5:49pm

Great function!

Christian Sauve, Montreal
July 26, 2013 6:50am

Is there a way to include the "Unit type" when parsing out the unit number? i.e. "Apt. 345 "instead of "345". I was hoping to use this to separate Primary address info from secondary.

Rani Taylor, Frederick, MD
September 20, 2013 9:56am

@Rani - I just updated the function. Use "unit_type" as the parameter. :)
@Christian - Thanks!

Drew Wesley, Los Angeles, CA
September 20, 2013 1:01pm

Thanks for this function. I am a little lost which type selection to use parse an address so it
fits in a standard 6 field address line.
For example 731 S. Lewis st Apt 34
I need each item individually
731
S
Lewis
ST
Apt
34
I can get the 731 with "address_Number"
I can get the S with "Direction_prefix_v1"
I can get the 34 with "Unit"
Unable to get street name alone without the direction, the unit type (using("unit_Type") and street type (St.)

Craig Watson, Kailua Kona /Hawaii
January 22, 2014 7:17pm

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