# Phone.Format.AUS ( PhNumber )

Cleans and formats an Australian phone number

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Phil Hanson - Show more from this author |

Phone.Format.AUS(07-55 123456)

07 5512 3456

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

If not 10 digits, leave as is, it will fail validation.

Otherwise it removes formatting, leading and trailing spaces and returns,

It puts the number in a 2,4,4 format for landline numbers or 4,3,3 format for mobile numbers.

Starting with 04 or 05 = mobile, rest are landline.

## Comments

Omelyan Burtnyk Jan 22, 2017 |
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/* Same result and "PhNumber" field must be text!!! */ Let ( [ Self = Filter ( PhNumber ; "1234567890" ) ] ; If ( Length ( Self ) <> 10 ; Self ; If ( Left ( Self ; 2 ) = "04" or Left ( Self ; 2 ) = "05" ; Left ( Self ; 4 ) & " " & Middle ( Self ; 5 ; 3 ) & " " & Right ( Self ; 3 ) ; Left ( Self ; 2 ) & " " & Middle ( Self ; 3 ; 4 ) & " " & Right ( Self ; 4 ) ) ) ) |
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Phil Hanson Feb 10, 2017 |
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Thanks Omelyan, I've updated using your more efficient code. | ||

Tareq, Bahrain Feb 15, 2017 |
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how can i code the following in Custom Function if you can write it for me theta = lon2 - lon1 dist = acos(sin(lat1) × sin(lat2) + cos(lat1) × cos(lat2) × cos(theta)) if (dist < 0) dist = dist + pi dist = dist × 6371.2 |
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Richard De Vere Mar 22, 2019 |
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Hi Phil, Loved your function. Have added a little code to cope with 8 digit numbers without the area code. Thought it might be of use. Cheers, Richard. Let ( [ Self = Filter ( PhNumber ; "1234567890" ) ] ; If ( Length ( Self ) ≠ 10 ; If (Length ( Self) ≠ 8 ; Self; Left ( Self ; 4 ) & " " & Right ( Self ; 4 )) ; If ( Left ( Self ; 2 ) = "04" or Left ( Self ; 2 ) = "05" ; Left ( Self ; 4 ) & " " & Middle ( Self ; 5 ; 3 ) & " " & Right ( Self ; 3 ) ; Left ( Self ; 2 ) & " " & Middle ( Self ; 3 ; 4 ) & " " & Right ( Self ; 4 ) ) ) ) |
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Phil Hanson Jul 19, 2019 |
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Thanks Richard, I needed that for all of the numbers without an area code. | ||

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