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ExplodedString ( Field )

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David Woodyard, Woody Digital
http://www.woodydigital.com

Generates a multi-key field containing all leading characters of each word from a string of text entered into a text field.

Sample Input:
ExplodedString ( StringFieldName )
Sample Output:
StringFieldName = "what the heck"

Returns:
w
wh
wha
what
t
th
the
h
he
hec
heck


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

Description:

Based on the MultiFieldExplode custom function introduced to me by Chad Adams. Instead of multiple fields, this function works on a single field with multiple words. You'll need to trap for a single word occurrence as well as any paragraph returns.

Requires the original custom function "ExplodedKey" which was introduced to me by Andrew LeCates.

ExplodedKey ( Text ) =

If (
  Length ( Text ) > 1 ;
  ExplodedKey ( Left ( Text ; Length ( Text ) - 1 ) ) & "¶" & Text ;
  Text
  )

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

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What a piece of garbage. It simple does not work!

Tim Griffith, St. Louis, MO
February 26, 2012 5:41pm

Thank you, worked perfectly

If (
Length ( Text ) > 1 ;
ExplodedKey ( Left ( Text ; Length ( Text ) - 1 ) ) & "¶" & Text ;
Text
)

Osmair, Palhoça, SC - Brazil
February 08, 2013 3:50am

Would love to have this reversed for use in a fast-find situation so user can type in any string of characters that they're looking for like this:

wizard
izard
zard
ard
rd
d


and so on. Then a repeating find operation can whittle down a list of records really fast even if the string is from the middle of a word.

Anyone got something like that?

--Lisa

Lisa H, Santa Cruz CA
August 24, 2017 11:50am

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