Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

SuiteNumber ( Address1 )

Checks for Suite Number in Address Field

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  Sample input:
SuiteNumber (Address1)
  Sample output:

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

This custom function checks for various suite or apartment labels in an address field.

UPS and FedEx will allow shipments with Suite/Apartment numbers in the Address1 field, but have been fining us when we do so. They prefer suite numbers and apartment numbers in the Address2 field.

We made this function to try to help minimize the occurrence of suite or apartment numbers ending up in the Address1 field when we're drop-shipping thousands of shipments from Filemaker via NRGShip.

We use this custom function to flag possible offenders and request eyes-on review from staff, but we don't fully prevent shipments that meet this condition, because there are exceptions we've found that are still valid in FedEx/UPS.



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