Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

TextEscape ( InText )

For finding text in a script when user enters the text, escapes certain characters that would cause the find to fail.

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Richard DeShong   Richard DeShong - Show more from this author
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  Sample input:
TextEscape ( Table::TextField )
  Sample output:
The characters in the field that would cause the find to fail are escaped by inserting a backslash \ in front of them.

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

This is expected to be used in a scripted find.

In Find Mode, while the script is paused, the user enters some text into a field on the layout and continues the script.
The script then resets the field using this function:
Set Field [ Table::TextField ; TextEscape( Table::TextField ) ] ;
and then runs Perform Find.



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