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Acronym ( text )

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Ray Cologon, NightWing Enterprises
http://www.nightwing.com.au/FileMaker

Returns the first letter of each word in phrase (in upper case).

Sample Input:
Acronym("Your mileage may vary")
Sample Output:
YMMV


 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.

Description:

Here is another recursive function which is designed to extract the initial letter of each word in the supplied text.

It may have a number of practical applications, including returning the initals from a name field or the acronym from a company name.

... or maybe you'd like to use it as the 'core technology' for a FileMaker guessing game that will keep your kids entertained some rainy day. :)

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by BrianDunning.com. Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it

Discuss:

This is a bit shorter as a case statement

Case ( WordCount ( text ) > 0 ;

Upper ( Left ( text ; 1 ) ) & Acronym_CFpub ( RightWords ( text ; WordCount ( text ) - 1 ) ) ;

)

Dan Stein, Bala Cynwyd
November 15, 2016 11:34am

Hi Dan,

The change you're suggesting doesn't depend on the use of the Case( ) function. If you want to use they type of syntax you're envisioning, you'd be better off to go with:

If(WordCount(text);
Upper(Left(text; 1)) & Acronym(RightWords(text; WordCount(text) - 1));
)

Regards,
Ray

Ray Cologon, Melbourne
November 15, 2016 11:43am

Just to say I'm struggling with your function, but am grateful for the experience.
I still have to learn about Custom Functions.

Philip Rand, Italy
July 08, 2018 8:32am

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