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ExtractLine ( TextField ; LineNumber )

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Michael Haymore, N/A

Return a specific line out of a text field.

Sample Input:
ExtractLine ( "Red
Black" ; 3 )
Sample Output:

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


This is an easy way to pull a specific line of text out of a field that has it's data seperated by carriage returns. If you try to get a get a line of text that is not available, it will return a "?".

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


The above custom function works great, but does not pull the last value of the field. There must be a "¶" after the last value for the function to fully work. The following works properly.

Let ([
TextSource = TextField & "¶";
TextLine = Middle (TextSource; Position ( TextSource; "¶"; 1; LineNumber - 1) + 1;
Position ( TextSource; "¶"; 1; LineNumber) - Position ( TextSource; "¶"; 1; LineNumber - 1) - 1

If ( IsEmpty (TextLine); "?"; TextLine)

Chris Lord-Paquin, Manchester, NH
May 04, 2009 7:40am

wouldn't getvalue do the same ?

Jo, brussels
September 25, 2015 7:32am

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