Software Venture Consulting

FileMaker Pro downloads & Resources
FileMaker Custom Functions
FileMaker Web Viewer Examples
FileMaker Pro & Lasso Consulting
Training
FileMaker Books
FileMaker Articles
FileMaker Error Reference

Free Web Tools
Free FileMaker Tools

Personal Pages
Videos
Adventures
Links

Shopping Cart
Shopping Cart

Search:

Free Newsletter
Signup


Contact


Privacy Policy



FileMaker is a registered trademark of FileMaker, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

 

 FileMaker Pro Custom Functions

List  |  Show Random  |  Upload  |  Add This to Your Site

SurnameOnly ( text )

Rate this function:  

RatingRatingRatingRatingRating
  Average rating: 4.6  (24 votes)
  Discuss this Custom Function

Javier Dura, Afterdata
http://www.afterdata.es

Extracts the surname from the tipical "Surname, Name" field.

Sample Input:
SurnameOnly ( "Knight Smith, Michael" )
Sample Output:
Knight Smith


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

Description:

Sometimes you have to work with a field that contains names formated like this: "Surname, Name".
This super simple custom function extracts only the surnames (note that in some countries people have more than one surname).
See also the "NameOnly" Custom Function.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by BrianDunning.com. Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it

Discuss:

Muy Ăștil, es una buena idea.

Enhorabuena.


Great, very usefull.


Thanks Javier

Julian Garcia, Madrid
January 09, 2013 6:40am

Thanks for example to extract double Surname 'Knight Smith'

How do I extract the first name from example:
Surname, FirstName when the first name is double 'Mary Anne'?
Knight Smith, Mary Anne

Edward, Auckland
July 21, 2014 2:19pm

Hi, Edward.

In order to extract the first name, you should use another custom function called "NameOnly":
http://www.briandunning.com/cf/1496

Javier, Valencia, Spain
July 21, 2014 10:00pm

Make a comment about this Custom Function (please try to keep it brief & to the point). Anyone can post:

Your Name:
City/Location:
Comment:
characters left. If you paste in more than 1500 characters, it will be truncated. Discuss the function - advertisements and other useless posts will be deleted.
Answer 7 + 8 =
Search for Custom Functions:

Custom Functions Widget
Download the Custom Function Dashboard Widget for OS X
Keep all the latest Custom Functions right at your fingertips!

Newest Custom Functions:

1. HexUUIDToNum_cf (_uuid)
  (Sat, Jun 16, 1:55pm)
2. httpResponseCode ( responseHeaders )
  (Tue, Jun 12, 10:40pm)
3. FindDuplicateCharacters ( string )
  (Fri, Jun 08, 5:01pm)
4. FieldRepetitionLast ( field ; maxRepetition )
  (Wed, Jun 06, 6:05pm)
5. CountModifiedRecords ( NameTimestampField ; StartTimestamp ; EndTimestamp )
  (Mon, May 28, 8:23am)
6. JSONArrayLength ( JSONArrayStr )
  (Fri, May 25, 7:46am)
7. interpolation (y1; y2; y3; x1; x2; x3; x1y1; x2y1; x1y2; x2y2; rnd)
  (Sat, May 19, 3:55am)
8. @JSONFormatElements ( json )
  (Tue, May 15, 3:31am)

RSS Feed of Custom Functions