Returns a copy of text with specified spaces (such as spaces between text, or non-Roman spaces such as full- and half-width) removed or inserted.
- any text expression
or text field
trimSpaces - 0 or False, 1 or True
trimType - 0 through 3 depending on the trim style that you wish to use
Data type returned
FileMaker Pro 6.0 or earlier
Use TrimAll to work with spaces between text or non-Roman spaces such as full- and half-width spaces; otherwise, use the Trim function
Set trimSpaces to True (1) if you want to remove full-width spaces. Set trimSpaces to False (0) if you want to keep full-width spaces.
Note Full-width spaces are only present in some non-Roman languages like Japanese. If you only use Roman languages, set trimSpaces to False (0).
A character is considered Roman if its Unicode
value is less than U+2F00. Any character whose Unicode value is greater than or equal to U+2F00 is considered non-Roman.
Characters within the Roman range are those belonging to the following character blocks: Latin, Latin-1 Supplement, Latin Extended-A & B, IPA Extensions, Spacing Modifier Letters, Combining Diacritical Marks, Greek, Cyrillic, Armenian, Hebrew, Arabic, Devanagari, Bengali, Gurmukhi, Gujarati, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Thai, Lao, Tibetan, Georgian, Hangul Jamo, and additional Latin and Greek extended blocks.
Symbols within the Roman range include punctuation characters, superscripts, sub-scripts, currency symbols, combining marks for symbols, letter-like symbols, number forms, arrows, math operators, control pictures, geometric shapes, dingbats, and so on.
Characters within the non-Roman range are those belonging to the CJK symbols/punctuations area, Hiragana, Katakana, Bopomofo, Hangul compatibility Jamo, Kanbun, CJK unified ideographs, and so on.
Spaces are removed or inserted depending on the value of trimType, as given in the following tables:
This trimType value
Removes all spaces between non-Roman and Roman characters (always leave one space between Roman words).
Always includes a half-width space between non-Roman and Roman characters (always leave one space between Roman words).
Removes spaces between non-Roman characters (reduce multiple space between non-Roman and Roman words to 1 space; do not add spaces if there are none; always leave one space between Roman words).
Removes all spaces everywhere.
In all cases, spaces between non-Roman characters are removed.
Non-Roman - Non-Roman
Non-Roman - Roman
Roman - Roman
* = insert space between non-Roman and Roman text if there isn’t one.
TrimAll(" Julian Scott Dunn ";0;0) returns Julian Scott Dunn.
if the value of