Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

ReadINI ( iniCode ; keyName )

gets a value from a block of text structured like an INI file

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  Sample input:
ReadINI ( "function=ReadINI¶author=Joe Rovang"; "author" )
  Sample output:
Joe Rovang

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

This function looks up a value from a block of text that's been structured like an INI file. This text can include section headers, such that your search can be limited to a section of your choosing. The text can also include INI-style comments (which will be ignored).

See comments in function expression for detailed usage notes. For more about INI files, see Wikipedia:



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