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Purge externally linked objects out of HTML encoded text.

Question asked by Magnus Fransson on Mar 6, 2017
Latest reply on Mar 7, 2017 by beverly

Hi all,


I’m working on a database that contains a product catalog that looks a lot like a “web-shop”. To populate it with information I exported data from the admin tool of the company web. Since the text contained HTML formatting, I choosed to present the text using the web viewer. I the found out that the text also contains links to images and videos. Recently I realized that where the database is supposed to be used, the internet connection has a high traffic fee. (Cost per transferred data.) So those links could prove expensive.


So I like to search and remove (substitute with “empty”) all those links within that text. The text is stored inside text fields in the FileMaker database. Since I have very little time left to complete this, I need help to detect what to substitute. Maybe a custom function could parse the complete link?


With best regards Magnus Fransson.