360Works Patterns 1.683

Regex for powerful pattern matching.
If you're familiar with 'regex' or 'grep', then you already know that 360Works Patterns plugin is something you will want to add to your FileMaker toolkit. If these notions are new for you, then we have got a treat for you!

Regular Expressions, or 'regex' for short, are a very powerful set of text manipulation and pattern matching libraries that have existed on UNIX for decades but which are only now available in FileMaker Pro.

Regex allows you to build incredibly flexible search and replace functionality into your scripts and calculations to do things in a one-line calculation that would take many pages of scripting to accomplish with FileMaker's built-in text handling functions like 'substitute', 'middle', and 'position':
· Validate e-mails
· Convert special characters
· Strip out HTML codes, leaving plain text
· Find every link in an HTML document
· Case-sensitive text processing

In addition, we've added a highlighting feature which allows you to highlight all of the matching text patterns, instead of replacing them.

This allows you to easily do things like:
· Add a "Google" feature to your FileMaker searches which highlights search terms in the results.
· Flag items in text. For example, if you were writing a proposal in FileMaker and put all of the [missing items that you need more info on] in square brackets, you could make all of those items appear in red.

last updated on:
April 10th, 2011, 20:47 GMT
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659 KB
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operating system(s):
Mac OS X 10.4 or later
binary format:
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What's New in This Release:
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing auto-update from working properly
  • All plugins should now write to a single log directory
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