Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

TrimFrom ( text ; delimiter ; occurrence )

returns all text following the specified occurrence of the specified delimiter

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Jeff Drake   Jeff Drake - Show more from this author
Drakeling Technologies

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  Sample input:
TrimFrom ( "Mississippi" ; "i" ; 3 )
  Sample output:
ppi

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

This function acts like Right, but uses the Position of the specified delimiter as a point of reference. If the occurrence parameter is:

• a positive integer, the value returned will be all characters following that occurrence of the delimiter, moving forwards from the first character of the original text.

• a negative integer, the value returned will be all characters following that occurrence of the delimiter, moving backwards from the last character of the original text.

• zero or non-numeric, the original text is returned in its entirety.

 

Comments

Brian Dunning   Brian Dunning, BrianDunning.com
Aug 20, 2018
Reading your description, it sounds to me like the output in your example should be iss.
 
Brian Dunning   Brian Dunning, BrianDunning.com
Aug 20, 2018
Oh no, I get it now. Never mind.
 
Jeff Drake   Jeff Drake, Drakeling Technologies
Aug 20, 2018
Perhaps I didn’t word it well. I’m certainly open to suggestions, if you have any

What I’m trying to get across is that, in the example, the function will return everything following the third "i" in "Mississippi".
 
Jeff Drake   Jeff Drake, Drakeling Technologies
Aug 20, 2018
No problem. I updated the description so it’s hopefully more understandable.
 
Razor   Razor
Jan 21, 2019
Did exactly what I expected it to do. Nice!
 

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