Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

ExtractFromText ( TextBody ; keyText )

Returns strings/values from text

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  Sample input:
ExtractFromText ( "This is an example of the ExtractFromText function.¶¶Result:¶Yes, it works¶¶Another entry:¶something else here¶¶" , "Result:" )
  Sample output:
"Yes, it works"

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

Developed from a parsing script that extracted values from a form auto-emailed from a web page. The output is all text after the keyText and a paragraph return and up to consecutive paragraphs returns. If you want to tweak this for other symbols go ahead - very straightforward.



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