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Edward Souza, Nossoestudio Som & Imagem, ltd
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assembleBarGraph is a recursive Custom Function based on a clever Web Viewer's example

Sample Input:
Jan 87 00f & ¶ &
Feb 187 C0C0C0 & ¶ &
Mar 222 00FF00
Sample Output:
<tr><td width=500><table><tr>
<td width = 80>Jan</td>
<td width =30 align=right>87</td>
<td width =87 bgcolor=00f</td>
<td width =213</td>
</td></tr></table></td></tr>
<tr><td width=500><table><tr>
<td width = 80>Feb</td>
<td width =30 align=right>187</td>
<td width =187 bgcolor=C0C0C0</td>
<td width =113</td>
</td></tr></table></td></tr>
<tr><td width=500><table><tr>
<td width = 80>Mar</td>
<td width =30 align=right>222</td>
<td width =222 bgcolor=00FF00</td>
<td width =78</td>
</td></tr></table></td></tr>


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Description:

assembleBarGraph is a recursive Custom Function based on a clever Web Viewer's example named "Live Bar Graph", written by Mr. Bruce Robertson, and posted at http://www.briandunning.com/wv/21. His example inteligently draws Bar Charts using only HTML data scheme.

Mr. Robertson explained; "The data protocol supports entering complete HTML into the URL address field ... you can have a live, calculated HTML that displays instantly in Web Viewer with NO SCRIPTS and NO FILE EXPORT."

Since I favor using FileMaker native tools and functions whenever possible -- and rely on plugins or external applications only when it is utterly necessary -- I decided to give Mr. Robertson's example a deeper look, and realized its code could be generated from a recursive CF.

Please read the short text that precedes the code itself for instructions.

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

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it

Discuss:

Thanks! Small problem - missing closing ">" character for td in expR and expFn.

Bruce Robertson, Redmond WA
September 17, 2010 4:29pm

Hello, Mr. Robertson,

Thanks for pointing out the "small" problem; I have already corrected it, together with other "minor" grammatical errors. :-)
Your WebViewer example is really great; once again, thanks for sharing it.

Cheers

Edward Souza, Victoria, BC, CA
September 17, 2010 7:56pm

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