Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

ValueMask ( value ; template ; placeholder )

convert a value into a masked value ( by template )

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  Sample input:
valueMask ( "0123456789" ; "####/##.##.##" ; "#" )
  Sample output:
0123/45.67.89

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

This custom function converts a input value into a masked value by given template.
It can be used for formatting phone numbers or variable numbering.

ATTENTION : Yet it doesn't check if the length of the input value is equal to the
length of the template! Use a Case / IF function to check.

 

Comments

Bart Bartholomay   Bart Bartholomay, South Florida
Feb 25, 2014
Should this string near the bottom of the CF "cf_mb_ValueMask" actually be "ValueMask"?
 
Michael   Michael, Belgium
Feb 25, 2014
@ Bart Bartholomay:

U where right! I already changed it.

Thanks..
 

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