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AddRemoveListItems( theList; thevalues )

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Bruce Robertson, Concise Design

Add or remove item from list, also remove empty lines

Sample Input:
AddRemoveListItems( "¶a¶¶¶¶¶¶7¶6¶¶B¶¶"; "x")
Sample Output:

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AddRemoveListItems (theList; theValues)
Adapted from function by: David Head, uLearnIT
theList: standard return separated list
theValues: text

This function will add an item to a list if it does not already exist; otherwise the item is removed from the list

Always removes empty lines from list, including leading/trailing returns

Simply remove empty lines from list:
AddRemoveListItems ( theList; "")

Recursive: theValues can be a list of values, each will be processed in sequence.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it



can you change it for me please generate the list instead this form


in this please: a, 7, 6, B, x...

also in Horizontal form with ", " seperated

thanks so mutch

Orhan, Munich
November 05, 2013 8:01am

To do that, simply write this calculation:
newResult =
Substitute ( originalResult ; "¶" ; ", " )


Jens Rasmussen, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe
December 12, 2013 2:22am

I'm using this function so that the user selects values (from within a portal) and i build a list from the selected. I then use the above function to add or remove this list from an existing list. I have found that if the user selects the last value in the portal, it doesn't work even though i have a valid list. I simply get a ? displayed.

karmjit, perth, WA
December 09, 2014 5:21pm

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