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Supertrim ( text )

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Debi Fuchs, Aptworks Consulting
http://www.aptworks.com

Speedily (and with no recursion) remove leading and trailing white space (including spacing, tabs, returns and line feeds) from a text string.

Sample Input:
Supertrim(" John Smith¶")
Sample Output:
"John Smith"


 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.

Description:

CUSTOM FUNCTION: Supertrim ( text )
© Written by Debi Fuchs of Aptworks Consulting, debi@aptworks.com (but please use freely!)

Speedily (and with no recursion) remove leading and trailing white space (including spacing, tabs returns, and line feeds) from a text string.

NOTE: Similar to TrimAll, except that it also removes tabs and returns and line feeds (in addition to spaces), and it does not touch any spacing WITHIN the string.

EXAMPLE:
Supertrim(" John Smith¶") // --> "John Smith"

LAST MODIFIED: 06-SEP-2016 on suggestion by Erik M: Fixed example
PRIOR MODIFICATION: 22-SEP-2014 by Erik S. of NYC: Added Line Feeds
PRIOR MODIFICATION: 20-AUG-2008 by Debi Fuchs of Aptworks Consulting

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by BrianDunning.com. Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

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I've never written a custom function, so please forgive any oversights in this comment.

If I drop the space removal from the Substitute function, and add the char(160) how is Supertrim faster or different from

Trimall(Substitute( text; [ " "; "" ]; [char(160); "" ]; [ " "; "" ]; [ "¶"; "" ]; [ char(10); "" ] )) ?

GaryODS, Sacramento
September 05, 2016 6:21pm

Gary, the Supertrim removes leading and trailing whitespace characters, touching nothing within the middle of the text, e.g. "ban" & Supertrim(" ¶anas¶sour cherries¶pe ¶") & "ears" = "bananas¶sour cherries¶pears".

Debi, Boston
September 06, 2016 10:31am

good deal, thanks !

paolo, milano
September 30, 2016 4:17am

Great Custom Function. Especially when copy and pasting information from Web Sites.

Florence Haseltine, Alexandria,VA
January 23, 2017 9:27am

Absolutely invaluable.

Michael Rocharde, Golden, CO
November 10, 2017 12:56pm

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