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AscIIToBase64 (string)

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Roberto Pellegrini, gestione datu

Convert text AscII To Base64

Sample Input:
Misterious text in mail attach
Sample Output:

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


please find google "convert Ascii to base64"

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I think we need to transpose this from Italian into English, not that I am a language snob, but almost every algorithm I've seen shown in pseudocode by convention use an English grammar. It would be nice to have someone volunteer to test it. I wonder which Base64 algorithm this implements, looks like the basic MIME encoding, which has invalid characters for URL encoding (/). Finally, it would be great to do the same with the decode function, also posted in Italian.

Theo Gantos, Burton, MI
January 23, 2009 10:12pm

1. Change the config of your FileMaker to Italian
2. Copy and paste the custom function
3. Change the config of your FileMaker back to English

Sorry, cannot post the translation, this comment form is limited.

Peter Wagemans, Antwerp
April 27, 2009 7:50am

Great function!
But as it manages only ASCII, it doesn't encode properly accented characters, such as the ones used in French or German language (à â ë é è ê ï, and so on).

I couldn't manage to add those special characters, so I modified the code to convert them to plain ASCII before applying Base64 encoding.

I added 1 line after "Let([" :
$str = Replace2(string; ["à"; "a"]; ["â"; "a"]; ["ä"; "a"]; ["é"; "e"]; ["è"; "e"]; ["ê"; "e"]; ["ë"; "e"]; ["î"; "i"]; ["ï"; "i"]; ["o"; "o"]; ["ô"; "o"]; ["ö"; "o"]; ["ù"; "u"]; ["u"; "u"]; ["û"; "u"]; ["ü"; "u"]; ["ÿ"; "y"]);

Then I changed all other occurrences of "string" to "$str" in the code.

Not a perfect solution, but it works.
If someone coded a better one, I'll be glad to hear of it! ;-)
stephane (charat) ile (chardot) fr

Stephane Bedon-Rouanet, Paris, France
October 20, 2009 9:50am

if I take a string, and encode it to Base 64 using this function, and recode it to Ascii using the companion function, the resulting string has extra spaces on the end. :(

Jerry Salem, Philadelphia
September 21, 2012 6:54am

The code's keywords are all translatend in italian.
This code is unusable without an italian version of Filemaker.

I'm italian, but I use standard english language keywords.

Pasquale, Milano
April 29, 2018 3:57am

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