Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

SubstituteCompletely ( text ; searchString ; replaceString )

A better Substitute() function

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  Sample input:
Substitute ( "abbbbc"; "bb"; "b")

SubstituteCompletely ( "abbbbc"; "bb"; "b")
  Sample output:
"abbc"

"abc"

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

This function substitutes multiple instances of a search string. Handy for removing excess spaces, returns or tabs from a text.
revision history:
20050511: added "and not PatternCount ( replaceString ; searchString )" to keep the function from going into a loop when the replacement string contains the search string. Thanks to Steven Sanders for pointing that out.

 

Comments

Bill Doerrfeld   Bill Doerrfeld, Seattle
Apr 30, 2009
It would be nice if this function followed the built-in Substitute() function allowing multiple DIFFERENT searching strings to be specified (delimited via brackets).
 

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