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HiliteMulti ( text ; searchValues ; color )

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Michael Horak, *COMMENT Visual Realisation
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Returns text with every occurrence of each value in searchValues in text changed to the specified color.

Sample Input:
HiliteMulti (
"Dogs, horses and cats" ;
"dog¶CAT" ;
RGB (255;0;0)
)
Sample Output:
{Dog}s, horses and {cat}s

(the strings in curly braces are in red color)


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

Description:

Returns text with every occurrence of each value in searchValues in text changed to the specified color.

The searchValues parameter accepts a list of multiple values, separated by carriage returns.

Requires the HiliteSingle() custom function.

The HiliteMulti() function is NOT case-sensitive. Occurrences of searchValues are matched regardless of case, and returned in their original case.

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

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it

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I like it.

Brian, Louisville
July 15, 2011 7:02pm

Good Function, just what I was looking for.

Tiago, Antwerp
August 11, 2011 8:03am

Very good function! Thanks a lot.

Stefano, Milan
April 05, 2013 4:32am

/*
HiliteMulti function
Updated to allow multiple color entries.

Author
*COMMENT Visual Realisation

Format
HiliteMulti ( text ; searchValues ; colors )

Parameters
text - any text expression or text field;
searchValues - any text expression or text field;
colors - any integer number from 0 to 16777215 or RGB value.

Data type returned
text

Description
Returns text with every occurrence of each value in searchValues in text changed to the specified color.
The searchValues parameter accepts a list of multiple values, separated by carriage returns.
The colors parameter accepts a corresponding list of multiple values.
NOTE: Color values are entered as non-text entries formatted as example: RGB (0;0;0) & ¶ & RGB (255;255;255)

Requires the HiliteSingle() custom function.
The HiliteMulti() function is NOT case-sensitive. Occurrences of searchValues are matched regardless of case, and returned in their original case.

Updated August 12, 2014
*/


Let ( [
searchString = Substitute ( LeftValues ( searchValues ; 1 ) ; ¶ ; "" ) ;
replaceColor = Substitute ( LeftValues ( colors ; 1 ) ; ¶ ; "" ) ;
newText = HiliteSingle ( text; searchString; replaceColor )

] ;
Case (
ValueCount ( searchValues ) > 1 ;
HiliteMulti ( newText ; RightValues ( searchValues ; ValueCount ( searchValues ) - 1 ) ; RightValues ( colors ; ValueCount ( colors ) - 1 ) ) ;
newText
)
)

Chris CoZi, Rutland, VT
August 13, 2014 8:28am

The comment did not post properly, so here is the edit:
The updated code for multiple colors is giving error "There are too many parameters in this function". I have defined the function variables "text", "searchValues", and "colors", but this does not seem to be the problem.

Laura, Boston
October 27, 2017 7:57am

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