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UnQuote ( string )

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Vincent_L, MyCompany

Reverse Quoted Text (with FMP's Quote function) to original Tex

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This function aims to replace the Evaluate functions, to "UnQuote" Text returned by the quote function. It's much much much faster than Evaluate (which can be ultra slow : 2h16, for 17,8 MB of Text)
So Evaluate(Quote(string))=UnQuote(Quote(string)), so we're back to the original contents of the string
It has been made by comparing the real output of Quote() on the first 65 536 unicode chars . Which determined that Quote does :
Replaces " by \", and their smartquote versions
Replaces ¶ by \¶
Replaces char(13), ie carriage returns, by char(182) pilcrow, wich is like ¶, but not exactly -> so we need to protect real pilcrows that are converted to \¶ before re-replacing ¶ to char(13)

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This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


Unreliable results if last character in string is a quote.

Bruce Robertson, Redmond WA
April 10, 2018 3:36pm

Just use it this way then.
Let( result = unquote( myString & "X"); left( result; length( result) -1)

Bruce Robertson, Redmond WA
April 10, 2018 4:15pm

v.1.0.2 Released with corrections and cleanup.
Thanks for user19752, David and Bruce for their help

Vincent_L, France
April 11, 2018 3:39am

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