Defines and enables a "Contains" filter on a data file, view or query. The "Contains" filter is used to select all the records containing a specific set of characters.
This filter is not case sensitive.
This filter does not use any index, it browses the entire data file.
This function is now available for the PHP sites.
This function is now available in Android Widget mode.
This function is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
Note: From version 19, HFSQL is the new name of HyperFileSQL.
SearchKey is string = HFilterContains(Customer, Comment, "VIP")
WHILE NOT HOut()
// Disables the filter
<Result> = HFilterContains(<File Name> , <Item Name> , <Value>)
<Result>: Character string
Search item. Corresponds to:
- the name of item used to browse the data file if the filter is enabled,
- an empty string ("") if the filter cannot be implemented.
<File Name>: Character string (with or without quotes)
Name of HFSQL data file, view or query used.
<Item Name>: Character string (with or without quotes)
Name of item on which the filter will be implemented. This item can be a key item or a non-key item.
<Value>: Character string (with quotes)
Value that must be found in the record item.
- The filter is enabled as soon as HFilterContains is called.
- Equivalent syntaxes:
HFilterContains(FileName, ItemName, "Value")
is equivalent to:
HFilter(FileName, "ItemName ~]'Value'")
When a filter is defined and enabled on a data file, any record read corresponds to the filter. If no other record corresponds to the filter during the browse:
- HOut returns True.
- the current record corresponds to the last record read with the filter.
|On a filtered data file, after the function:||the current record is:|
|HReadFirst||the first file record corresponding to the filter|
|HReadLast||the last file record corresponding to the filter|
|HReadNext (or HForward)||the next record (or the next nth record) corresponding to the filter|
|HReadPrevious (or HBackward)||the previous record (or the previous nth record) corresponding to the filter|
Enabling/Disabling a filter
- HDeactivateFilter is used to disable a filter.
- HActivateFilter is used to re-enable a filter.
- The filter is deleted when the data file (query or view) is closed (HClose or HOpenAnalysis for example).
- A single filter can exist at a given time on a data file (query or view). If HFilterContains is used several times, only the last filter will be taken into account: the previous filters will be deleted. Similarly, if several filters are used (HFilter* functions), only the last filter will be taken into account.