Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

FormatOneLine ( Text )

Formats entered text as one line removing formatting, extra returns, tabs, and spaces

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Tim Cimbura   Tim Cimbura

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  Sample input:
RectangleArea ( "

My Company Name
with several
lines of other info
  Sample output:
My Company Name

  Function definition: (Copy & paste into FileMaker's Edit Custom Function window)

This function is great as an auto enter calculation for fields that need to be formatted as one line like company names, city, zip, street address, etc. It fixes a lot of data entry errors that can be confusing and ensures that reports look nice when using these fields. Just make the auto enter calculated value as "FormatOneLine (Self)"



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