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Supported Clients
SmartClient WebClient NGClient MobileClient

Methods Summary
String dateFormat(date, format) Format a date object to a text representation.
String dateFormat(date, format, timezone) Format a date object to a text representation using the format and timezone given.
String getUnicodeCharacter(unicodeCharacterNumber) Returns a string containing the character for the unicode number.
Boolean hasRecords(foundset) Returns true if the (related)foundset exists and has records.
Boolean hasRecords(record, relationString) Returns true if the (related)foundset exists and has records.
Boolean isMondayFirstDayOfWeek() Returns true when Monday is the first day of the week for your current locale setting.
String numberFormat(number, digits) Format a number to have a defined fraction.
String numberFormat(number, format) Format a number to specification.
Date parseDate(date, format) Parse a string to a date object.
String stringEscapeMarkup(textString) Returns the escaped markup text (HTML/XML).
String stringEscapeMarkup(textString, escapeSpaces) Returns the escaped markup text (HTML/XML).
String stringEscapeMarkup(textString, escapeSpaces, convertToHtmlUnicodeEscapes) Returns the escaped markup text (HTML/XML).
String stringFormat(text_to_format, parameters) Formats a string according to format specifiers and arguments.
String stringIndexReplace(text, i_start, i_size, replacement_text) Replaces a portion of a string with replacement text from a specified index.
String stringInitCap(text) Returns all words starting with capital chars.
String stringLeft(text, i_size) Returns a string with the requested number of characters, starting from the left.
String stringLeftWords(text, numberof_words) Returns the number of words, starting from the left.
String stringMD5HashBase16(textString) Returns the md5 hash (encoded as base16) for specified text.
String stringMD5HashBase64(textString) Returns the md5 hash (encoded as base64) for specified text.
String stringMiddle(text, i_start, i_size) Returns a substring from the original string.
String stringMiddleWords(text, i_start, numberof_words) Returns a substring from the original string.
String stringPBKDF2Hash(textString) Returns the PBKDF2 hash for specified text.
String stringPBKDF2Hash(textString, iterations) Returns the PBKDF2 hash for specified text.
Number stringPatternCount(text, toSearchFor) Returns the number of times searchString appears in textString.
Number stringPosition(textString, toSearchFor, i_start, i_occurrence) Returns the position of the string to search for, from a certain start position and occurrence.
String stringReplace(text, search_text, replacement_text) Replaces a portion of a string with replacement text.
String stringReplaceTags(text, scriptable) Returns the text with %%tags%% replaced, based on provided record or foundset or form.
String stringRight(text, i_size) Returns a string with the requested number of characters, starting from the right.
String stringRightWords(text, numberof_words) Returns the number of words, starting from the right.
Number stringToNumber(textString) Filters characters out of from a string and leaves digits, returns the number.
Number stringToNumber(textString, decimalSeparator) Filters characters out of from a string and leaves digits, returns the number.
String stringTrim(textString) Returns the string without leading or trailing spaces.
Number stringWordCount(text) Returns the number of words in the text string.
Date timestampToDate(date) Returns a datestamp from the timestamp (sets hours,minutes,seconds and milliseconds to 0).
Boolean validatePBKDF2Hash(password, hash) Validates the given password against the given hash.

Methods Details

dateFormat(date, format)

Format a date object to a text representation.
This will format with the system timezone, so for web and ng clients it will use the server timezone to format
see #dateFormat(Date,String,String) for using the actual clients timezone.

Format can be a string like: 'dd-MM-yyyy' , 'dd-MM-yyyy HH:mm' , 'MM/dd/yyyy', 'MM/dd/yyyy hh:mm aa', 'dd.MM.yyyy'.
Symbols meaning is:
 G        era designator
 y        year
 Y        week year
 M        month in year
 d        day in month
 h        hour in am/pm (1~12)
 H        hour in day (0~23)
 m        minute in hour
 s        second in minute
 S        millisecond
 E        day in week
 D        day in year
 F        day of week in month
 w        week in year
 W        week in month
 a        am/pm marker
 z        time zone
 k        hour in day (1~24)
 K        hour in am/pm (0~11)

Parameters

Date date the date
String format the format to output

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient,MobileClient

Sample

var formattedDateString = utils.dateFormat(dateobject,'EEE, d MMM yyyy HH:mm:ss');

dateFormat(date, format, timezone)

Format a date object to a text representation using the format and timezone given.
If the timezone is not given the timezone of the client itself will be used.
see i18n.getAvailableTimeZoneIDs() to get a timezone string that can be used.

Format can be a string like: 'dd-MM-yyyy' , 'dd-MM-yyyy HH:mm' , 'MM/dd/yyyy', 'MM/dd/yyyy hh:mm aa', 'dd.MM.yyyy'
Symbols meaning is:
 G        era designator
 y        year
 Y        week year
 M        month in year
 d        day in month
 h        hour in am/pm (1~12)
 H        hour in day (0~23)
 m        minute in hour
 s        second in minute
 S        millisecond
 E        day in week
 D        day in year
 F        day of week in month
 w        week in year
 W        week in month
 a        am/pm marker
 z        time zone
 k        hour in day (1~24)
 K        hour in am/pm (0~11)

Parameters

Date date the date
String format the format to output
String timezone the timezone to use the format, if null then current client timezone is used.

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient

Sample

var formattedDateString = utils.dateFormat(dateobject,'EEE, d MMM yyyy HH:mm:ss', "UTC");

getUnicodeCharacter(unicodeCharacterNumber)

Returns a string containing the character for the unicode number.

Parameters

Number unicodeCharacterNumber the number indicating the unicode character

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient

Sample

//returns a big dot
var dot = utils.getUnicodeCharacter(9679);

hasRecords(foundset)

Returns true if the (related)foundset exists and has records.
Another use is, to pass a record and qualified relations string to test multiple relations/foundset at once

Parameters

JSFoundSet foundset the foundset to be tested

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient,MobileClient

Sample

//test the orders_to_orderitems foundset
if (%%elementName%%.hasRecords(orders_to_orderitems))
{
	//do work on relatedFoundSet
}
//test the orders_to_orderitems.orderitems_to_products foundset to be reached from the current record
//if (%%elementName%%.hasRecords(foundset.getSelectedRecord(),'orders_to_orderitems.orderitems_to_products'))
//{
//	//do work on deeper relatedFoundSet
//}

hasRecords(record, relationString)

Returns true if the (related)foundset exists and has records.
Another use is, to pass a record and qualified relations string to test multiple relations/foundset at once

Parameters

JSRecord record A JSRecord to test.
String relationString The relation name.

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient,MobileClient

Sample

//test the orders_to_orderitems foundset
if (%%elementName%%.hasRecords(orders_to_orderitems))
{
	//do work on relatedFoundSet
}
//test the orders_to_orderitems.orderitems_to_products foundset to be reached from the current record
//if (%%elementName%%.hasRecords(foundset.getSelectedRecord(),'orders_to_orderitems.orderitems_to_products'))
//{
//	//do work on deeper relatedFoundSet
//}

isMondayFirstDayOfWeek()

Returns true when Monday is the first day of the week for your current locale setting.

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient

Sample

if(utils.isMondayFirstDayOfWeek())
{
	//a date calculation
}

numberFormat(number, digits)

Format a number to have a defined fraction.

Parameters

Number number the number to format
Number digits nr of digits

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient,MobileClient

Sample

var textalNumber = utils.numberFormat(16.749, 2); //returns 16.75

numberFormat(number, format)

Format a number to specification.

Parameters

Number number the number to format
String format the format

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient,MobileClient

Sample

var textalNumber2 = utils.numberFormat(100006.749, '#,###.00'); //returns 100,006.75

parseDate(date, format)

Parse a string to a date object.
Format can be a string like: 'dd-MM-yyyy' , 'dd-MM-yyyy HH:mm' , 'MM/dd/yyyy', 'MM/dd/yyyy hh:mm aa', 'dd.MM.yyyy'

Parameters

String date the date as text
String format the format to parse the to date

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient

Sample

var parsedDate = utils.parseDate(datestring,'EEE, d MMM yyyy HH:mm:ss');

stringEscapeMarkup(textString)

Returns the escaped markup text (HTML/XML).

Parameters

String textString the text to process

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient

Sample

var escapedText = utils.stringEscapeMarkup('<html><body>escape me</body></html>')

stringEscapeMarkup(textString, escapeSpaces)

Returns the escaped markup text (HTML/XML).

Parameters

String textString the text to process
Boolean escapeSpaces indicating to escape spaces

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient

Sample

var escapedText = utils.stringEscapeMarkup('<html><body>escape me</body></html>')

stringEscapeMarkup(textString, escapeSpaces, convertToHtmlUnicodeEscapes)

Returns the escaped markup text (HTML/XML).

Parameters

String textString the text to process
Boolean escapeSpaces indicating to escape spaces
Boolean convertToHtmlUnicodeEscapes indicating to use unicode escapes

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient

Sample

var escapedText = utils.stringEscapeMarkup('<html><body>escape me</body></html>')

stringFormat(text_to_format, parameters)

Formats a string according to format specifiers and arguments.

Parameters

String text_to_format the text to format
Array parameters the array with parameters

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient

Sample

// the  format specifier has the syntax: %[argument_index$][flags][width][.precision]conversion
// argument index is 1$, 2$ ...
// flags is a set of characters that modify the output format
// typical values: '+'(The result will always include a sign), ','(The result will include locale-specific grouping separators)
// width is a non-negative decimal integer indicating the minimum number of characters to be written to the output
// precision is a non-negative decimal integer usually used to restrict the number of characters
// conversion is a character indicating how the argument should be formatted
// typical conversion values: b(boolean), s(string), c(character), d(decimal integer), f(floating number), t(prefix for date and time)
// Date/Time Conversions (used after 't' prefix):
		// 'H' 	Hour of the day for the 24-hour clock, formatted as two digits with a leading zero as necessary i.e. 00 - 23.
		// 'I' 	Hour for the 12-hour clock, formatted as two digits with a leading zero as necessary, i.e. 01 - 12.
		// 'k' 	Hour of the day for the 24-hour clock, i.e. 0 - 23.
		// 'l' 	Hour for the 12-hour clock, i.e. 1 - 12.
		// 'M' 	Minute within the hour formatted as two digits with a leading zero as necessary, i.e. 00 - 59.
		// 'S' 	Seconds within the minute, formatted as two digits with a leading zero as necessary, i.e. 00 - 60 ("60" is a special value required to support leap seconds).
		// 'L' 	Millisecond within the second formatted as three digits with leading zeros as necessary, i.e. 000 - 999.
		// 'p' 	Locale-specific morning or afternoon marker in lower case, e.g."am" or "pm". Use of the conversion prefix 'T' forces this output to upper case.
		// 'z' 	RFC 822 style numeric time zone offset from GMT, e.g. -0800.
		// 'Z' 	A string representing the abbreviation for the time zone.
		// 'B' 	Locale-specific full month name, e.g. "January", "February".
		// 'b' 	Locale-specific abbreviated month name, e.g. "Jan", "Feb".
		// 'h' 	Same as 'b'.
		// 'A' 	Locale-specific full name of the day of the week, e.g. "Sunday", "Monday"
		// 'a' 	Locale-specific short name of the day of the week, e.g. "Sun", "Mon"
		// 'C' 	Four-digit year divided by 100, formatted as two digits with leading zero as necessary, i.e. 00 - 99
		// 'Y' 	Year, formatted as at least four digits with leading zeros as necessary, e.g. 0092 equals 92 CE for the Gregorian calendar.
		// 'y' 	Last two digits of the year, formatted with leading zeros as necessary, i.e. 00 - 99.
		// 'j' 	Day of year, formatted as three digits with leading zeros as necessary, e.g. 001 - 366 for the Gregorian calendar.
		// 'm' 	Month, formatted as two digits with leading zeros as necessary, i.e. 01 - 13.
		// 'd' 	Day of month, formatted as two digits with leading zeros as necessary, i.e. 01 - 31
		// 'e' 	Day of month, formatted as two digits, i.e. 1 - 31.

		// common compositions for date/time conversion
		// 'R' 	Time formatted for the 24-hour clock as "%tH:%tM"
		// 'T' 	Time formatted for the 24-hour clock as "%tH:%tM:%tS".
		// 'r' 	Time formatted for the 12-hour clock as "%tI:%tM:%tS %Tp". The location of the morning or afternoon marker ('%Tp') may be locale-dependent.
		// 'D' 	Date formatted as "%tm/%td/%ty".
		// 'F' 	ISO 8601 complete date formatted as "%tY-%tm-%td".
		// 'c' 	Date and time formatted as "%ta %tb %td %tT %tZ %tY", e.g. "Sun Jul 20 16:17:00 EDT 1969".

utils.stringFormat('%s Birthday: %2$tm %2$te,%2$tY',new Array('My',new Date(2009,0,1))) // returns My Birthday: 01 1,2009
utils.stringFormat('The time is: %1$tH:%1$tM:%1$tS',new Array(new Date(2009,0,1,12,0,0))) // returns The time is: 12:00:00
utils.stringFormat('My %s: %2$.0f, my float: %2$.2f',new Array('integer',10)) // returns My integer: 10, my float: 10.00
utils.stringFormat('Today is: %1$tc',new Array(new Date())) // returns current date/time as:  Today is: Fri Feb 20 14:15:54 EET 2009
utils.stringFormat('Today is: %tF',new Array(new Date())) // returns current date as: Today is: 2009-02-20

stringIndexReplace(text, i_start, i_size, replacement_text)

Replaces a portion of a string with replacement text from a specified index.

Parameters

String text the text to process
Number i_start the start index to work from
Number i_size the size of the text to replace
String replacement_text the replacement text

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient

Sample

//returns 'this was a test'
var retval = utils.stringIndexReplace('this is a test',6,2,'was');

stringInitCap(text)

Returns all words starting with capital chars.

Parameters

String text the text to process

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient

Sample

//returns 'This Is A Test'
var retval = utils.stringInitCap('This is A test');

stringLeft(text, i_size)

Returns a string with the requested number of characters, starting from the left.

Parameters

String text the text to process
Number i_size the size of the text to return

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient

Sample

//returns 'this i'
var retval = utils.stringLeft('this is a test',6);

stringLeftWords(text, numberof_words)

Returns the number of words, starting from the left.

Parameters

String text to process
Number numberof_words to return

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient

Sample

//returns 'this is a'
var retval = utils.stringLeftWords('this is a test',3);

stringMD5HashBase16(textString)

Returns the md5 hash (encoded as base16) for specified text.

NOTE: MD5 (Message-Digest Algorythm 5) is a hash function with a 128-bit hash value, for more info see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MD5

Parameters

String textString the text to process

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient

Sample

var hashed_password = utils.stringMD5HashBase16(user_password)

stringMD5HashBase64(textString)

Returns the md5 hash (encoded as base64) for specified text.

NOTE: MD5 (Message-Digest Algorythm 5) is a hash function with a 128-bit hash value, for more info see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MD5

Parameters

String textString the text to process

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient

Sample

var hashed_password = utils.stringMD5HashBase64(user_password)

stringMiddle(text, i_start, i_size)

Returns a substring from the original string.

Parameters

String text the text to process
Number i_start the start index to work from
Number i_size the size of the text to return

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient

Sample

//returns 'his'
var retval = utils.stringMiddle('this is a test',2,3);

stringMiddleWords(text, i_start, numberof_words)

Returns a substring from the original string.

Parameters

String text to process
Number i_start start word index
Number numberof_words the word count to return

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient

Sample

//returns 'is a'
var retval = utils.stringMiddleWords('this is a test',2,2);

stringPBKDF2Hash(textString)

Returns the PBKDF2 hash for specified text. This method is preferred above the old MD5 hash for enhanced security.
It uses a default of 9999 iterations. The string that is returned can only be used in the utils.validatePBKDF2Hash(password,thisReturnValue)
to check if this hash is a result of that password.
This will always be false: utils.stringPBKDF2Hash("test") == utils.stringPBKDF2Hash("test"). Because for the same string in multiply calls it will not generate the same hash.
So you can only check it like this: utils.validatePBKDF2Hash("test",utils.stringPBKDF2Hash("test"))

NOTE: PBKDF2 is the key hash function for the PKCS (Public-Key Cryptography) standard, for more info see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PBKDF2

Parameters

String textString the text to process

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient

Sample

var hashed_password = utils.stringPBKDF2Hash(user_password)

stringPBKDF2Hash(textString, iterations)

Returns the PBKDF2 hash for specified text. This method is preferred above the old MD5 hash for enhanced security.

NOTE: PBKDF2 is the key hash function for the PKCS (Public-Key Cryptography) standard, for more info see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PBKDF2

Parameters

String textString the text to process
Number iterations how many hash iterations should be done, minimum should be 1000 or higher.

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient

Sample

var hashed_password = utils.stringPBKDF2Hash(user_password,5000)

stringPatternCount(text, toSearchFor)

Returns the number of times searchString appears in textString.

Parameters

String text the text to process
String toSearchFor the string to search for

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient

Sample

//returns 2 as count
var count = utils.stringPatternCount('this is a test','is');

stringPosition(textString, toSearchFor, i_start, i_occurrence)

Returns the position of the string to search for, from a certain start position and occurrence.

Parameters

String textString the text to process
String toSearchFor the string to search
Number i_start the start index to search from
Number i_occurrence the occurrence

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient

Sample

//returns 4 as position
var pos = utils.stringPosition('This is a test','s',1,1)

stringReplace(text, search_text, replacement_text)

Replaces a portion of a string with replacement text.

Parameters

String text the text to process
String search_text the string to search
String replacement_text the replacement text

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient

Sample

//returns 'these are cow 1 and cow 2.'
var retval = utils.stringReplace('these are test 1 and test 2.','test','cow');

stringReplaceTags(text, scriptable)

Returns the text with %%tags%% replaced, based on provided record or foundset or form.

Parameters

String text the text tags to work with
Object scriptable the javascript object or foundset,record,form to be used to fill in the tags

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient

Sample

//Next line places a string in variable x, whereby the tag(%%TAG%%) is filled with the value of the database column 'company_name' of the selected record.
var x = utils.stringReplaceTags("The companyName of the selected record is %%company_name%% ", foundset)
//var otherExample = utils.stringReplaceTags("The amount of the related order line %%amount%% ", order_to_orderdetails);
//var recordExample = utils.stringReplaceTags("The amount of the related order line %%amount%% ", order_to_orderdetails.getRecord(i);
//Next line places a string in variable y, whereby the tag(%%TAG%%) is filled with the value of the form variable 'x' of the form named 'main'.
//var y = utils.stringReplaceTags("The value of form variable is %%x%% ", forms.main);
//The next sample shows the use of a javascript object
//var obj = new Object();//create a javascript object
//obj['x'] = 'test';//assign an named value
//var y = utils.stringReplaceTags("The value of object variable is %%x%% ", obj);//use the named value in a tag

stringRight(text, i_size)

Returns a string with the requested number of characters, starting from the right.

Parameters

String text the text to process
Number i_size the size of the text to return

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient

Sample

//returns 'a test'
var retval = utils.stringLeft('this is a test',6);

stringRightWords(text, numberof_words)

Returns the number of words, starting from the right.

Parameters

String text to process
Number numberof_words to return

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient

Sample

//returns 'is a test'
var retval = utils.stringRightWords('this is a test',3);

stringToNumber(textString)

Filters characters out of from a string and leaves digits, returns the number. Uses locale decimal separator.

Parameters

String textString the text to process

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient

Sample

//returns 65567
var retval = utils.stringToNumber('fg65gf567');

stringToNumber(textString, decimalSeparator)

Filters characters out of from a string and leaves digits, returns the number. Decimal separator is specified as parameter.

Parameters

String textString the text to process
String decimalSeparator decimal separator

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient

Sample

//returns 65.567
var retval = utils.stringToNumber('fg65gf.567','.');

stringTrim(textString)

Returns the string without leading or trailing spaces.

Parameters

String textString the text to process

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient

Sample

//returns 'text'
var retval = utils.stringTrim('   text   ');

stringWordCount(text)

Returns the number of words in the text string.

Parameters

String text the text to process

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient

Sample

//returns '4' as result
var retval = utils.stringWordCount('this is a test');

timestampToDate(date)

Returns a datestamp from the timestamp (sets hours,minutes,seconds and milliseconds to 0).

Parameters

Date date object to be stripped from its time elements

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient

Sample

var date = utils.timestampToDate(application.getTimeStamp());

validatePBKDF2Hash(password, hash)

Validates the given password against the given hash. The hash should be generated by one of the stringPBKDF2Hash(password [,iteration]) functions. If hash is null or empty string the method will return false.

NOTE: PBKDF2 is the key hash function for the PKCS (Public-Key Cryptography) standard, for more info see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PBKDF2

Parameters

String password the password to test against
String hash the hash the password needs to validate to.

Returns

Supported Clients

SmartClient,WebClient,NGClient

Sample

if (utils.validatePBKDF2Hash(user_password, hashFromDb)) {
   // logged in
}
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