Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

URLEncode ( url )

Encodes a url

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Tony Tanevski   Tony Tanevski
Hi-Voltage Melbourne
http://hi-voltage.com.au/services/filemaker/

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  Sample input:
URLEncode ( "http://google.com/test page" )
  Sample output:
http://google.com/test%20page

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

Use this custom function to encode your urls. For example, a space in a url is not a valid character, but encoding it with %20 is valid.

Enjoy.
Regards
Tony Tanevski
Hi-Voltage, Melbourne Australia

 

Comments

unin   unin, Japan
Oct 26, 2015
Your sample is wrong. : and / and . in the parameter will be encoded in the result. You need encode each component of URL.
 
Tony Tanevski   Tony Tanevski, Melbourne
Oct 26, 2015
fixed - thanks for letting me know.
 
Menno   Menno, Netherlands
Dec 29, 2015
the characters !'()* are allowed in URL's and don't need to be encoded.

Since FileMaker 8.5 there is the function:

GetAsURLEncoded ( tekst )

which does the same as your CF
 

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