Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

evaluateAsNeeded ( value )

Evaluate calcs in number fields

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Jonathan Fletcher   Jonathan Fletcher - Show more from this author
Fletcher Data Consulting

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  Sample input:
sqrt ( 9 )
  Sample output:

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

Number field calculation using any entered FileMaker function or sign.



unix   unix, Japan
Jul 14, 2016
Is there a reason to use case() ?

Set auto-enter calculation as
Evaluate ( GetAsText ( self ) )
Jonathan Fletcher   Jonathan Fletcher, Fletcher Data Consulting
Jul 14, 2016
I wanted it to pass through the number when it's a number and process the calculation only when there are characters other than numbers. How does your Evaluate approach handle simply numbers? Do you think I was overthinking the solution?

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