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ListFound_Conditionnal ( Field; start; filterField; filterItem)

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Frederic Bruckert, Eclipse Radiologie (under construction)

List of values of one Field of a table under condition of the value (filterItem) of a second field (filterField) of the same table

Sample Input:
ListFound_Conditionnal ( Name; 1; Job; "nurse")

Field::Name, Field::Job

Field::Job has several values (doctor, secretary, nurse,..)
Sample Output:

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This function is useful to summarize fields of a table without table occurency.

it's easy to load the result in a global variable to use it in the solution.

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


The function can be simplified as shown below.
Oddly, I find the empty string before the second getNth is required to ensure the calc operates properly.

Case( start <= Get(FoundCount) ;

thisvalue = Case( GetNthRecord ( filterField; start ) = filterItem ;
"" & GetNthRecord ( field ; start ) );

next = ListFound_Conditional ( Field ; start + 1; filterField; filterItem ) ];

List( next; thisValue )

Bruce Robertson, Redmond WA
February 06, 2011 4:25am

Oops, that should be list( thisValue; next)

Bruce Robertson, Redmond WA
February 06, 2011 5:23am

Hi Bruce.
Thanks for your comment.That's another approach, more simple and clear. I did not think to simplify, because my CF was working.
Best regards.

Frederic Bruckert, France
February 06, 2011 6:23am

I seem to be having really mixed results with this. It's exactly what I've been looking for, but I'm getting this to list a related field. The results show as expected. But it seems that if I narrow down the search (of the parent table where the list field is), it shows up blank. Any thoughts?

Andrew Yates, London, UK
February 18, 2016 6:20am

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