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GetValueIndex (valueList, valueString, matchCase, occurrence)

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Return index to value in valuelist. Search case sensitive or insensitive. Search for occurrence from front or end.

Sample Input:
ValueListIndex ("Alpha¶Bravo¶Charlie¶Echo", "charlie", False, 1)
ValueListIndex ("Alpha¶Bravo¶Charlie¶Echo", "charlie", True, 1)
ValueListIndex ("James¶Bill¶James¶Frank¶James¶Ed", "james", False, -2)
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GetValueIndex (valueList, valueString, matchCase, occurrence)

by Lewis C. Lorenz.

9-20-2011: Created
9-22-2011: Updated.

Retrieve the index of the matching valueString in the valueList. Returns 0 if not found.
Optionally toggle case-sensitive searching by passing a boolean through matchCase.
Optionally search for specific valueString occurrence (a negative occurrence number causes backward search from the end of the valueList).

ValueListIndex ("Alpha¶Bravo¶Charlie¶Echo", "charlie", False, 1) = 3
ValueListIndex ("Alpha¶Bravo¶Charlie¶Echo", "charlie", True, 1) = 0
ValueListIndex ("James¶Bill¶James¶Frank¶James¶Ed", "james", False, -2) = 3

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