ExtractPortion ( textField ; prePortion ; postPortion )
Extract a portion of a text field
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Function definition: (Copy & paste into FileMaker's Edit Custom Function window)
The "middle" function is nice, but it requires you to know how many characters you want to extract. Sometimes, you don't know this, so you have to make complicated calculations to extract data. This is a simple function to extract data between point A and point B.
|Daniel Wood, Digital Fusion Ltd
Sep 22, 2010
|Note that this extracts the contents between the first occurrences of prePortion & postPortion in the text.|
|Mike Beargie, MainSpring, Inc.
Sep 30, 2017
|This function actually fails in instances where the first occurrence of the postPortion is before the first occurrence of the prePortion.
<div class='test'>some content</div>
<div class='test2'>some content</div>
If I run:
ExtractPortion ( thatfield ; "<div class='test2'>" ; "</div>" )
it will fail due to the first "</div>" occurrence.
You can correct this in changing:
end = Position ( text ; postPortion ; 1 ; 1 ) - 1 ;
end = Position ( text ; postPortion ; start ; 1 ) - 1 ;
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