Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

MatchPrefixAll ( theList ; thePrefix )

Returns all values from a list that matches the supplied prefix.

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Jeremiah Small   Jeremiah Small - Show more from this author
Soliant Consulting, Inc.
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  Sample input:
MatchPrefixAll ( "layout1¶
layout2¶
layout3¶
printReport¶
printInvoice¶
printEstimate¶
layout4¶
layout5¶"
; "print" )
  Sample output:
printReport
printInvoice
printEstimate

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

Updated so List parameter doesn't conflict with native List function.

Returns all values from a list that matches the supplied prefix. This version strips the CR off the end of the result list. For reference, Mike's original revision is included as a comment in the body of the CF above. There is an interesting thread on fmforums.com called "Piggy backing on a CF input parameter" if you are learning about CFs and and care to read a technical discussion about CFs.

 

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