SubstituteCaseInsensitive ( text ; searchString ; replaceString )
Works just like FileMaker's Substitute( ) function, but case is ignored.
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Function definition: (Copy & paste into FileMaker's Edit Custom Function window)
Returns a text string with every occurrence of searchString in text replaced by replaceString in text. Works just like FileMaker's Substitute( ) function, but case is ignored.
Good for standardizing the case of a string across multiple records, where the case wasn't previously controlled, such as migrating hand-typed status or category fields from one system to another. Also useful for removing all instances of a string across multiple records, where that string could have variable case.
"I Do noT liKe them in a box.
I Do Not Like them with a fox
i do nOt likE them in a house
i do not like them with a mouse"
will be changed to:
"I do not like them in a box.
I do not like them with a fox
I do not like them in a house
I do not like them with a mouse"
with one call of the SubstituteCaseInsensitive( ) function, where the call is SubstituteCaseInsensitive( theFirstExampleParagraphAbove, "I do not like" ; "I do not like" )
Will replace up to the 1st 10,000 instances of the searchString (based on FileMaker's recursive function call stack limit).
It goes without saying that this function doesn't support the multiple-search-and-replace bracket notation that the native Substitute( ) function supports, as FileMaker doesn't provide the ability to define optional parameters in a custom function.
|Stannis Baratheon, Dragonstone
May 16, 2014
|It'd be great if this followed FileMakers native syntax allowing for multiple pairs of substitute.
|Doug Staubach, Denver, Colorado, USA
Mar 22, 2015
|Nicely done - thank you!|
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