Recent updates to built-in functions in Deluge

Recent updates to built-in functions in Deluge

Hello everyone, 
Deluge offers more than 200 built-in functions for widely performed actions, like adding specified number of business days to a date, removing extra leading & trailing spaces in a text, and so on. You can refer to our help documents and flashcards to learn more. 

We have now expanded the built-in functions set available in Deluge by supporting 11 new functions. These new functions are available in all Zoho services that support Deluge. Let us take a look at them:

Text functions

  Built-in function

Description
Example
Gets prefix of the specified search text in the input text. This function performs case-insensitive search.
inputText = "Zoho Deluge";
searchText = "DELUGE";

info inputText.getPrefixIgnoreCase (searchText); // Returns "Zoho "

Gets suffix of the specified search text in the input text. This function performs case-insensitive search.
inputText = "Zoho Deluge";
searchText = "ZOHO";

info inputText.getSuffixIgnoreCase (searchText); // Returns " Deluge"

Replaces all occurrences of the specified search text in the input text with the specified new text. This function performs case-insensitive search.
inputText = "Zoho Creator Zoho Creator";
searchText = "CREATOR";
newText = "Deluge";

info inputText.replaceAllIgnoreCase (searchText, newText); // Returns "Zoho Deluge Zoho Deluge"

Replaces the first occurrence of the specified search text in the input text with the specified new text. This function performs case-insensitive search.
inputText = "Zoho Creator Zoho Creator";
searchText = "CREATOR";
newText = "Deluge";

info inputText.replaceFirstIgnoreCase (searchText, newText); // Returns "Zoho Deluge Zoho Creator"

Returns a text with the characters of the input text in reverse order.
inputText = "Deluge";

info inputText.reverse(); // Returns "eguleD"

repeat
Returns a text with the input text repeated for the specified number of times.
inputText = "Deluge";
repeatCount = 3

info inputText.repeat (repeatCount); // Returns "DelugeDelugeDeluge"

Checks if all characters of the input text are valid ASCII characters.
inputText = "ZohoßDeluge123";

info inputText.isAscii(); // Returns false


Number functions


Built-in function
Description
Example
Returns the fraction part of the input number.
inputNumber = "24.6";

info inputNumber.frac(); // Returns 0.6


Date functions


Built-in function
Description
Example
Returns the next immediate date from the input date that falls on the specified day.
inputDate = '22-Jul-2021'; // is a Thursday
inputDay = "Sunday";

info inputDate.nextWeekDay (inputDay); //Returns 25-Jul-2021

Returns the immediate previous date of the input date that falls on the specified day.
inputDate = '22-Jul-2021';
inputDay = "Tuesday";

info inputDate.previousWeekDay(inputDay); //Returns 20-Jul-2021

Subtracts the specified number of business day from the input date.
inputDate = '21-Jul-2021';
businessDays = 5;
weekends = {"Sunday"};
holidays = {'20-Jul-2021','19-Jul-2021'};

info inputDate.subBusinessDay (businessDays, weekends, holidays); // Returns 13-Jul-2021 


You can keep track of all the new releases, bug fixes, and improvements from our release notes. Do let us know your questions and suggestions in the comments.







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