Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

decodeEntities ( text )

Convert HTML entities (example &#'64';) to text (In this case a @)

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  Sample input:
decodeEntities ("john@doe.com")
  Sample output:
john@doe.com

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

Getting email addresses from web pages, I found they were encoded using HTML entities (such as "&#'64';" instead than "@"). Using this function I'm now able to transform email addresses formatted like "john@doe.com" to their readable form like "john@doe.com"

 

Comments

Jason Wood   Jason Wood, Define Database
Jul 24, 2020
hmm... the HTML entities appear to have gotten lost at some point...
 
Jason Wood   Jason Wood, Define Database
Jul 24, 2020
hmm... the HTML entities appear to have gotten lost at some point...
 
Enzo Borri   Enzo Borri
Jul 24, 2020
Yes, Jason! Unfortunately I see something went wrong. Unfortunately I have not with me right now the original to try to paste the original code. :-(
 

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