Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

HiliteMentions ( text ; r ; g ; b )

Adds a highlight to @mention tags within text.

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  Sample input:
HiliteMentions ( "A note for @mm ok? @gg." ; 102; 175; 255 )
  Sample output:
"A note for _@mm_ ok? _@gg_." -- where text between underscores is highlighted

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

Uses LeftWords to ensure @mentions shouldn't include punctuation marks. Exception to note: @big.word is treated as a complete mention. The function is recursive, but the stack should not grow beyond the total number of @ symbols in the string.

 

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