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Must Have FileMaker Custom Functions: Random Fun

This FileMaker training video covers a few of our favorite Random Custom Functions.

Some of the topics covered in this video:
Email formatting validation
Phone formatting dynamically
Random Fun

This is Part 5 in a series. Links to the other videos are below.
Custom Functions for Platforms and Devices: https://youtu.be/LhYZp360ChA
Custom Functions for Text Cleanup: https://youtu.be/ho_3b7Gtuf8
Custom Functions for Fields and Parameters: https://youtu.be/_NUElqEoHRc
Custom Functions for Dates and Time: https://youtu.be/1OpBPJ-xUv4

Whether you are familiar with Custom Functions or not, these should save you some time and frustration when developing a solution for multiple platforms.

In general, Custom Functions are a way to take something complex, repetitive, or confusing, and replace it with one simple function call.

Sometimes the simplest things can make the world of difference when creating or debugging your solution.

Even if you don’t have an immediate need for these specific Custom Functions, this tutorial video may give you ideas of other places in your solution that can be simplified.

FileMaker Functions utilized in these conversions:
Case ( )
Filter ( )
GetValue ( )
Left ( )
Length ( )
Let ( )
Middle ( )
PatternCount ( )
Position ( )
Random
Right ( )

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1 Comment
  1. Productive Computing says

    Every little bit of automation can really add up over time. Formatting verification and validation aren't necessarily fun, but since they are important, we might as well make it as automatic as possible! And we can still make some processes to be a little more fun along the way.

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