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ExtractPhoneNumbers ( text ; placeholder )

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Bart Bartholomay, HAB Marketing

Extract Phone numbers

Sample Input:
ExtractPhoneNumbers ( "Here are some phone numbers

(555) 222 - 1212. 555-9876
777555-2222. 44 444 555-6666" ; "" )
Sample Output:
555 222 1212
555 9876
777 555 2222
44 444 555 6666

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


Input any type of text that includes phone numbers making sure that they don't run together and are separated by at least a "." or carriage return. Enter a "" null value for the placeholder.

The result displays a list of phone numbers.

Note: This is version 2.0 and has NOT been checked against all conceivable types of phone numbers. Please email the author if you have suggestions.

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


Accepting telephonenumbers starting with 00 44... etc would be great.

Rakesh, Netherlands
August 15, 2012 4:22pm

Had a request to amend this Custom Function to account for European codes, and while not all formats have been tested a country code of "XX" will work.

The Custom Function can be changed fairly easily to accommodate others.

Bart Bartholomay, Vero Beach, FL
August 15, 2012 6:24pm

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