Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

AddEllipsis ( theText ; theLength )

Truncates theText if longer than theLength and adds ...

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Simon Plint   Simon Plint
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  Sample input:
AddEllipsis ( Long text , 7 )
  Sample output:
Long te...

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

A more elegant way to truncat long text fields in a list or portal view. Also a convenient way to indicate wether the user is eeing all of the contents of a field.



Jens Rasmussen   Jens Rasmussen, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe
Mar 20, 2014
Just what I was looking for. Easy to do, but even easier to copy... :-)

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