Search Using Regular Expressions for Dates

Version 2




    Mac OS X, Windows
    Todd Duell
    FMP 8, 8.5, 9, 10, 11
    Formulations Pro
    Web: No
    File Type: FP7
    Server: Yes
    FileSize: ~ 1.07 megabytes


    FileMaker Pro 8 includes the capability to search date fields using regular expressions. This is a powerful approach to finding records that was previously very difficult for users to understand and for developers to program. Think of regular expressions as wild cards. Just as you search for zero or more text characters with the * star symbol (shift-8), you can also search for all months, dates, and years with the * character.


    See sample file


    Sample Input

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    Developer's Notes

    See sample file for full demo and technical article.


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