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Replaces text in current rich text document with new text.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
RichText 6.4 ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes, on macOS ✅ Yes
MBS( "RichText.ReplaceTexts"; SearchTextList; NewTextList { ; Multiple } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
SearchTextList The list of texts to search. Search is case insensitive. "$FirstName"
NewTextList The list of new text to use as replacement. Can be empty. "Christian"
Multiple Optional, Pass 1 to replace all occurrences. Default is 0 to replace the first one found. 0 Optional


Returns OK or error.


Replaces text in current rich text document with new text.
While RichText.ReplaceText replaces just one value, this function can replace a list of value.
This can be used to load Word file (DOC, RTF, DOCX), replace place holders with values for client and save a personalized copy.


Replaces text to test function:

Let ( [
r1 = MBS( "RichText.ReadText"; "Hello World. Greetings from FileMaker."; "UTF-8" );
r2 = MBS( "RichText.ReplaceTexts"; "Hello¶World¶from¶FileMaker¶Greetings"; "Hallo¶Leute¶aus¶FileMaker!¶Grüße"; 0 );
r = MBS( "RichText.Text" );
r3 = MBS( "RichText.Clear" )
];r )

See also

This function is free to use.

Created 25th September 2016, last changed 25th September 2016

RichText.ReplaceText - RichText.SetAttribute