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Acronym ( text )

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Ray Cologon, NightWing Enterprises

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

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

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


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 Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


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:

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


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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