Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

GetItemName ( Path )

Gives back the name of a file or a folder from a path

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  Sample input:
Get ( DocumentsPath )
/User/.../Documents/Test.txt
/User/.../Documents/Test/
  Sample output:
Documents
Test.txt
Test

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

This function changes the "/" in a path to "¶" to get a list, then gives the last element of this list

 

Comments

comment   comment, VR
Jan 22, 2017
RightValues ( Substitute ( path ; "/" ; "¶" ) ; 1 )

would have worked just as well.

Let (
v = Substitute ( path ; "/" ; "¶" )
;
GetValue ( v ; ValueCount ( v ) )
)

would work even better, since it would return the last token witout a trailing carrige return.
 

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