Parse Find Requests

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: ~ .47 megabytes


    You no longer need to use the hideous Middle and Position functions to parse return separated lists. The new MiddleValues function can be used to dynamically parse specific lines from the first character through the return carriage. One excellent use for this function is to parse a global Find field. In this scenario the user will enter their find criteria into a global text field by separating "OR" find requests with a carriage return (using the Enter key). When they click the Find button it will automatically parse the Find field into separate records to create the OR find request.


    See sample file


    Sample Input

    Sample Output

    Developer's Notes

    See sample file for full demo and technical article.


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