Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

DialByWord ( phoneNumberString )

Formats a numeric string to match a template supplied as a parameter (i.e. Phone, Social Security, Federal ID formats)

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  Sample input:
DialByWord ("1800CALL ATT )
  Sample output:
18002255288

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

This function converts uppercase letters into numbers, while ignoring lower-case letters. It is an adjunct to the Mask CF. This...
DialByWord ( "1800CALL ATT" )
...would return this...
18002255288

Function Usage:
This function is NOT recursive.
This function can be used in an Auto-enter (Replace existing values) text field in combination with the Mask CF to produce consistently formatted phone numbers with little user attention to the consistency of his/her input.

 

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