Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

decodeEntities ( text )

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

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Enzo Borri   Enzo Borri

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  Sample input:
decodeEntities ("")
  Sample output:

  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 "" to their readable form like ""



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