Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

SubstituteValuesInText__cf ( _text ; _searchValues ; _replaceValues )

Substitutes multiple searchValues within text with the corresponding replaceValues.

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CoreSolutions Development
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  Sample input:
SubstituteValuesInText__cf ( "ABCDE ABCDE¶ABCDE" ; "B¶D" ; "2¶4" )
  Sample output:
A2C4E A2C4E¶A2C4E

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

Description
Substitutes multiple searchValues within _text with the corresponding replaceValues. The _searchValues and _replaceValues are intended to be a matched pair, typically the result of a List function. Originally developed to search for and replace strings defined in a table.

Example
_text: This is a sample letter with merge fields like <> and <> that are user-friendly field names. A table has a list of these user-friendly fields as well as their corresponding "real" field name.

_searchValues: <>¶<>

_replaceValues: <>¶<>

output: This is a sample letter with merge fields like <> and <> that are user-friendly field names. A table has a list of these user-friendly fields as well as their corresponding "real" field name.

 

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