Quote Character

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


    There are three ways to use quotes in a calculation that result in the output of the quote character. The old method was to use 4 quote characters to generate a single quote ("""" = "). If you notice closely when you accept the calculation FileMaker will convert """" to "/"", which is the current method to create a single quote character. If you want the calculation to ignore the text when it is being evaluated you can use the Quote("text") function, which returns the text surrounded by quotes. If you use a field instead of static text surrounded by quotes it will return the contents of the field showing all the special escaped characters and carriage returns (¶).


    See sample file


    Sample Input

    Sample Output

    Developer's Notes

    See sample file for full demo and technical article.


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