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FoundList ( field ; start )

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Eilert Sundt, Eilert Sundt Systemdesign

List the values of a field across a found set

Sample Input:
FoundList ( ID ; 1 )
Sample Output:

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This cf returns a list of the values in a designated field across the current found set.

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To avoid indirection problems, here's a slight adjustment...

Call the custom function with a GetFieldName() FM function:
cf_FoundList(GetFieldName(MEMB__members::status_life__t); 1)

Have the custom function Evaluate the field name:
// start should always be set to 1
GetNthRecord ( Evaluate(field) ; start ) &
Case (
start < Get ( FoundCount ) ;
"¶" & cf_FoundList ( field ; start + 1 )

Patrick Reagan, Altadena, CA
July 24, 2014 11:35am

This is a Great CF. I use it a lot. Heads up there is a limit to 10k in list. go to 10K + 1 and you get ?

Robet Schaub, East Hampton, CT
November 26, 2015 7:12am

Doesn't work on related fields, only field from the current table.

Eric M., San Jose, CA
January 24, 2016 7:24pm

I noticed a problem when there are more related records than in the current found set, to remedy this I replaced the get( foundcount ) bit with count( field ) instead. this will count current and related records more accurately.

thank you for your useful CF, I hope my change helps others running into the same issue I had.

Greg J, Chicago, IL
January 31, 2017 10:22pm

Re: Greg J

It sounds like you are using this custom function to get a list of related records? Instead you should be using the native "List()" function.

Daniel, USA
July 17, 2017 7:44am

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