Field Filter

Version 2




    Mac OS X, Windows
    Todd Duell
    FMP 7, 8, 8.5, 9, 10, 11
    Formulations Pro
    Web: No
    File Type: FP7
    Server: Yes
    FileSize: ~ .7 megabytes


    Field formatting is significantly easier using FileMaker Pro 7. There is no longer any need for layout tricks, extra fields, lookups, validation error messages, Substitute, or Abs functions. Using the built-in Auto-Enter calculation you can convert any data into the format of your choice. The two most common pieces of data that need formatting are the phone number and social security number. Once you understand how the Auto-Enter filter works you can apply these same principles to any other standardized formatting.


    See sample file


    Sample Input

    Sample Output

    Developer's Notes

    See sample file for full demo and technical article.


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