Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

TrimSpacesAndTabs ( text )

trims leading/trailing spaces and tabs

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  Sample input:
TrimSpacesAndTabs ( Char ( 9 ) & "sample text " )
  Sample output:
"sample text"

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

This function is an enhanced version of the native Trim() function; it trims not only leading/trailing spaces, but tabs as well.

 

Comments

Eric   Eric, SJSU
May 22, 2015
Appreciate having this worked out. :-)

Went through the logic, and it makes sense to me - find non-space non-tab endpoints and extract middle of string based on those.

Haven't looked at edge cases yet.

Had to add a closing paren for the If statement to get custom function to save.

Working fine in my particular application now.

Many Thanks!
 

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