Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

MiddleSeparator ( text ; separator ; startOccurrence ; endOccurrence )

Returns the characters in text counting between the position of the specified start occurrence of the separator to the specified end occurrence of the separator.

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  Sample input:
MiddleSeparator ( "aaa:bbb:ccc" ; ":" ; 1 ; 2 )
  Sample output:
bbb

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

Format
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MiddleSeparator ( text ; separator ; startOccurrence ; endOccurrence )

Parameters
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text - any text expression or text field.
separator - any text expression or text field representing the set of characters you want to find.
startOccurrence - any numeric expression or field containing a number, representing the start instance of the text string you want to find.
endOccurrence - any numeric expression or field containing a number, representing the end instance of the text string you want to find.

Data type returned
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text

Description
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Returns the characters in text counting between the position of the specified start occurrence of the separator to the specified end occurrence of the separator.

Examples
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MiddleSeparator ( "aaa:bbb:ccc" ; ":" ; 0 ; 2 ) returns ""
MiddleSeparator ( "aaa:bbb:ccc" ; ":" ; 1 ; 2 ) returns bbb
MiddleSeparator ( "aaa:bbb:ccc" ; ":" ; 1 ; 3 ) returns ""

 

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