grep like query in calculation

Discussion created by CathyAnderson on Feb 6, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 7, 2016 by beverly

I'm really not sure how to ask this question, which may be obvious from the title.

I use grep queries in InDesign for find and replace.

I tend to use pattern count in Filmaker. While it works... I only know how to be very specific in the calculation to make it work.

Is there a way to use grep like command in a calcuation?

Or is it called something different in FM?



a payee may appear in Table::payee


GreenGum Alley

Green Gum Alle

Green's Gum

Greens Gm All


With grep I could get all of these in one request.

But in Filemaker I am pretty much creating a

PatternCount ( Upper ( Table::payee) ; Upper ("GreenGum Alley")); "Green Gum Alley";

PatternCount ( Upper ( Table::payee ) ; Upper ("Green Gum Alle")); "Green Gum Alley";


Thanks in advance for your insights!