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MailMerge ( text )

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Mike Duncan, Duncan Creations

Allows mail merge style syntax for an end user to create their own letters in a field.

Sample Input:
MailMerge ( Welcome, << name>>. You have been enrolled in << class>>. )
Sample Output:
Welcome, Mark. You have been enrolled in Math 101.

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


This custom function lets you put field names in "<<" and ">>" that will be evaluated at runtime and display field contents. Useful for creating a template style system to allow users to create their own letters or email with merged data. Especially useful for creating dynamic emails without allowing the user access to the scriptmaker.

This also merges any function available, since it uses the evaluate function, so it's possible for your template to contain get(currentdate) for example, to display the current date.

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


Works well. The text argument needs to be placed in quotes:

MailMerge ( "Welcome, <<name>>. You have been enrolled in << class>>." )

Matthew, Seattle
July 11, 2013 7:11pm

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