Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

Text_Get_DelimitedValue ( _text ; _delimiter ; _occurence ; _default )

Extracts the nth value from a delimited text counting from the left or right end.

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  Sample input:
Text_Get_DelimitedValue ("this|table|broke|down"; "|"; -2; "not found")
  Sample output:

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FORM: Text_Get_DelimitedValue ( _text; _delimiter ; _occurence ; _default )

PURPOSE: extracts the nth value from a delimited text counting from the left or right end

PARAMETER: _text text not "" text
_delimiter text not "" delimiters like "|" or "
" etc
_occurrence number not 0 nth occurrence that is wanted; negative value counts from right
_default text "" default value to be returned if delimiter was not found or occurence was out of index

RESULT: text (or default-parameter)


NOTE: supports only ONE delimiter

EXAMPLE: Text_Get_DelimitedValue ("this|table|broke|down"; "|"; -2; "not found") --» "broke"





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