Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

DataType ( Stuff )

Returns type of data, ie Integer, Date, Email, Phone, Text

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  Sample input:
DataType ("joe@company.com" )
DataType ("1/1..3/15")
  Sample output:
email
date range

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

This function is designed as part of a single-field search system. It's job is to look at the data provided by the user, and use that information to determine which tables/fields to search. For example, if the user enters a date or a date range, the search script would look in the 'Invoice Date' field, but not the 'First Name' field.

 

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