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fmpGoogleMap ( address ; city ; state ; zip ; country)

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Robert Jackson, RJ Plus Consulting
http://rjplusconsulting.tk

Webviewer address display using Google Maps

Sample Input:
Let (

~address = Contacts::Work Address 1;
~city = Contacts::Work City;
~state = Contacts::Work State;
~zip = Contacts::Work Postal Code;
~country = Contacts::Work Country;
~result =
"https://www.google.com/maps/place/" & 
Case ( IsEmpty (~address) ; "" ; Substitute (~address;" ";"+") )& "+" &
Case ( IsEmpty (~city ); "" ; Substitute (~city;" ";"+") )& "+" & 
Case ( IsEmpty ( ~state) ; "" ; Substitute (~state;" ";"+") )& "+" & 
Case ( IsEmpty (~zip) ; "" ; Substitute (~zip;" ";"+") )& "+" & 
Case ( IsEmpty ( ~country) ; "" ; Substitute (~country; " " ; "+") )
];
~result
)
Sample Output:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/theAddress,+theCity,+theState+theZip,+theCountry


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

Description:

//  fmpGooglemap ( address ; city ; state ; zip ; country )

//  Aims:
//  display FileMaker address using Google Maps
//  avoid using Google API
//  avoid using iFrame
//  author Robert Jackson (Scotland)

Let (

~address = address;
~city = city;
~state = state;
~zip = zip;
~country = country;
~result =
"https://www.google.com/maps/place/" & 
Case ( IsEmpty (~address) ; "" ; Substitute (~address;" ";"+") ) & "+" &
Case ( IsEmpty (~city ); "" ; Substitute (~city;" ";"+") ) & "+" & 
Case ( IsEmpty ( ~state) ; "" ; Substitute (~state;" ";"+") ) & "+" & 
Case ( IsEmpty (~zip) ; "" ; Substitute (~zip;" ";"+") ) & "+" & 
Case ( IsEmpty ( ~country) ; "" ; Substitute (~country;"";"+" ) )
];
~result
)

 

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:

Thanks Robert!

Tim Anderson, Larbert
June 12, 2015 10:39am

tidied up code

Robert Jackson, Scotland
June 12, 2015 3:00pm

What is the difference between:

Case ( IsEmpty (~address) ; "" ; Substitute (~address;" ";"+") )

and:

Substitute (~address;" ";"+")

comment, VR
June 15, 2015 4:08am

If you just do

Substitute(~address;" ";"+"), then, if the address is empty, you will get a +, which will screw up the calc.

Vyke, Washington DC
July 06, 2015 2:30pm

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