There are various FileMaker functions that we can use to extract one or more characters from a text string (or any data string for that matter), provided we supply the proper numeric coordinates. For example,
Middle ( "Literature" ; 4 ; 3 ) = "era"
GetValue ( "Winter¶Spring¶Summer¶Fall" ; 3 ) = "Summer"
The key is knowing the numeric address of the data we wish to extract. In some cases we know it in advance (e.g., the first item of a return-delimited list); in other cases we calculate it on the fly. Continue reading “ValuePosition: The Function FileMaker Forgot”