Trim Name Concatenations

Version 2




    Mac OS X, Windows
    Todd Duell
    FMP 9, 10, 11
    Formulations Pro
    Web: No
    File Type: FP7
    Server: Yes
    FileSize: ~ .67 megabytes


    I frequently run across the issue of rebuilding a client's existing system where they need to concatenate the contact's title, first name, middle name, and last name. However, due to poor data entry sometimes the title and/or middle name are missing, there are extra spaces in the fields, and even carriage returns. Rather than creating a complex conditional statement to check for all possible combinations there is a much easier calculation that gets it right no matter how poorly the data entry has been performed.




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    Developer's Notes

    See sample file for full demo and technical article.


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