Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

MakeUppercase ( text )

Replaces lowercase text input with uppercase letters.

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Mark Mann   Mark Mann
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  Sample input:
bob
Larry
hEnRy
  Sample output:
BOB
LARRY
HENRY

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

Forces the input text into true uppercase lettering as opposed to just formatting the field with a the uppercase style which may be lost during data export.

 

Comments

Gjermund Gusland Thorsen   Gjermund Gusland Thorsen, Norway
Jan 9, 2009
I find MakeUppercase() to be a bit static, is there a way to do this conversion based on ASCII or Unicode values?
 
Gjermund Gusland Thorsen   Gjermund Gusland Thorsen, Norway
Jan 9, 2009
And preforably inside a loop that is, that way different character sets could have different ranges.
 
John Yaya   John Yaya, L.A.
Sep 11, 2009
Am I missing something here? Couldn't you just use FileMaker's "Upper" function and skip all the substitutions? There's no point to this cf.
 
Dan Heinze   Dan Heinze, Portland/OR
Apr 19, 2012
Upper() just applies a format that displays the text in upper case. Like bold or italic. When you export the text, you loose the formatting and the text reverts to however you typed it in. Depressing when you have a LOT of stuff that you used for a long time using Upper().
 
DJ   DJ, NM
Mar 21, 2014
Upper() works just fine for exporting. TextStyleAdd( text ; Uppercase ) exhibits the behavior you describe, but not Upper(). This is a redundant custom function with Upper().
 

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