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I have been working with my database and I have run into a problem.

I can copy a whole web page which has been the way I collect the large text.

I cannot scrap normally because there is a snare with some encryption scheme in the source code.


I have a copied a screen copy of the web page as below:

I place in a field called "webpageText"


I want to capture ONLY the text in RED below

and send it to a field called " portionText"

It is basically the same on each web page

 The common denominator on all the pages is


the start text is



Company Info"



the ending text is




I found a script by

Set Field [ YourTable::MyINFO ; Trim ( Substitute ( YourTable::YourTextField ; [ "I used to go" ; "" ] ; [ "Now I stay home." ; "" ] ) ) ]

But this doesn't seem to work



Below is the web page text


USA SIC Directory (Untill 2014)






    SIC Code

    Submit Your info


Main SIC Category


    Real estate agents and...

    Business Services

    Educational services

    Membership organizations

    Eating and drinking pl...

    Miscellaneous Services...


    Engineering, accountin...

    Miscellaneous retail

    Home furniture, furnis...

    Wholesale trade

    Printing and publishing

    Building construction

    Social services

    Amusement and recreati...

    Health services

    Personal services

    Hotels, rooming houses...

    Building materials, ha...


    Executive, Legislative...

    Nondepository credit i...

    Insurance agents, brok...

    Automotive dealers and...


    Post Service

    Depository institutions

    Legal services

    Security and commodity...

    Motor freight transpor...



Navigation: Home > Alaska > Fairbanks > St Matthew's Episcopal Church

St Matthew's Episcopal Church

St Matthew's Episcopal Church located at 1029 1st Ave,Fairbanks,Alaska,USA,It is Churches company, Tel is 9074562934 (+1-907-456-2934),fax is 9074565235 (+1-907-456-5235),address is 1029 1st Ave.This company SIC code is 866107,SIC Name is Membership organizations,You can find more St Matthew's Episcopal Church contact info like fax,email,website below.


Company Info


    St Matthew's Episcopal Church

    SIC Code: 866107

    SIC Category: Membership organizations

    SIC Name: Churches

    State: Alaska - AK

    City: Fairbanks

    Country : United States



Contact Info


    Address: 1029 1st Ave

    Zipcode: 99701-4351 (99701)

    Tel: 9074562934 (+1-907-456-2934)

    Fax : 9074565235 (+1-907-456-5235)

    Website : www.stmatthewschurch.org

    Email : [email protected]



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If you’re going to be doing this kind of thing often (and if you’re using FileMaker Pro Advanced), it would make sense to use a custom function. However, if you’re just looking for a one-off solution to this specific scenario, we can use the following:

Let ( [
         startText = "¶Ads¶Company Info" ;
         sStart = Position ( fieldName ; startText ; 1 ; 1 ) ;
         sLength = Length ( startText ) ;
         sEnd = sStart + sLength ;
         endText = "Map" ;
         eStart = Position ( fieldName ; endText ; sEnd ; 1 )
] ; //end define Let

   Middle ( fieldName ; sEnd ; eStart - sEnd )
) //end Let

Let’s analyze what we’re doing here:


The Let function allows us to define variables in our calculation. By using brackets, we can define multiple variables in a single let function.


The portions of the code preceded by // are comments and thus optional, but help us read what’s going on here.


startText is the text you want to find first. (Note: the pilcrow character, ¶, represents a carriage return in FileMaker calculations.)

sStart is the position where the first occurrence of startText appears in the field, starting from the first character in the field.

sLength is how many characters are in startText.

sEnd is the position of the first character in startText plus the number of characters in startText, so it gives us the position of the first character after startText.


endText is the text you want to find second.

eStart is the position where the first occurrence of endText appears in the field, starting from the first character after startText.


To get the portion of the text you want, we use the Middle function, which takes three parameters: the text string (in this case, the field) you want to search; the number of the first character you want to start with, and how many characters you want to return.  In this case, the first character we want to get is the one immediately following the startText, so sEnd (i.e. sStart + sLength); and the number of characters we want is however many characters are between the two strings, so eStart - sEnd.


As an aside, you could also simplify this by using a Web Viewer and the GetLayoutObjectAttribute function to get the contents of the web page automatically, instead of copying and pasting. Would this help?

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Thank you for a such a great explaination!

I think GetLayObjectAttribute woud work but I thought that just got the source code.

Yes that would be easier if that does the same thing. I am going to try that today

I will get back with the results here

Again Thanks

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