Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

RemoveLinesContaining ( Text ; RedFlag )

It will remove all lines containing the "red flag".

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  Sample input:
RemoveLinesContaining ( "this line is banned.&this line is ok.&banned this line too"; "ban" )
  Sample output:
"this line is ok."

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

I use this function to remove all "// " comments in javascripts. This way I can keep the comment and the script will not have problems when feed it into a webview.
Similarly you can put in your own "red flag" to filter out the lines that contains the offensive word. For multiple red flags you need to use a script with loops.
The idea is actually quite simple. When a "red flag" is removed, the line became different than the original, so a FilterValue() function will automatically removes all the different lines.

 

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