ParseDate ( text )
Returns the first valid date found from a text string.
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|Vaughan Bromfield - Show more from this author|
Function definition: (Copy & paste into FileMaker's Edit Custom Function window)
This recursive function parses the supplied text and returns the first word that is a valid date. The function only recognises dates entered in the current system format. If there are no valid dates the function returns a null value.
To improve the success rate each word is filtered to remove non-numeric characters (except for potential date delimiters).
liverMD, Newark NJ
Feb 8, 2010
Trying to set up this function in Edit custom function. My text field is designated "Import". When I try to save, I get the following message for ParseDate
ParseDate( RightWords( Import ; WordCount( Import ) - 1 ) )
"This Function cannot be found"
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