Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

jGetMask ( string )

Will return the 'mask' of a string

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  Sample input:
WC1A 1AZ
S8 SEW
Y011 OSN
  Sample output:
AA9AS9AA
A9SAAA
A999SAAA

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

Will return the 'mask' of the string sent to it. The mask will contain:
'S' for a Space ' '
'9' for any number
'A' for any character (upper or lower case)
'P' for any character other than detailed above

Used to assist in resolving badly formed UK postcodes

Examples:
WC1A 1AZ -> AA9AS9AA
S8 SEW -> A9SAAA
Y011 OSN -> A9AASAAA

 

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