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SubstituteValuesInText__cf ( _text ; _searchValues ; _replaceValues )

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Steve Hearn, CoreSolutions Development
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Substitutes multiple searchValues within text with the corresponding replaceValues.

Sample Input:
SubstituteValuesInText__cf ( "ABCDE ABCDE¶ABCDE" ; "B¶D" ; "2¶4" )
Sample Output:
A2C4E A2C4E¶A2C4E


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Description:

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 <<firstName>> and <<orgName>> 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: <<firstName>>¶<<orgName>>

_replaceValues: <<CM__CON__Contact__102::firstName>>¶<<CM__ORG__Organization__107::orgName>>

output: This is a sample letter with merge fields like <<CM__CON__Contact__102::firstName>> and <<CM__ORG__Organization__107::orgName>> 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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