Software Venture Consulting

FileMaker Pro downloads & Resources
FileMaker Custom Functions
FileMaker Web Viewer Examples
FileMaker Pro & Lasso Consulting
Training
FileMaker Books
FileMaker Articles
FileMaker Error Reference

Free Web Tools
Free FileMaker Tools

Personal Pages
Videos
Adventures
Links

Shopping Cart
Shopping Cart

Search:

Free Newsletter
Signup


Contact


Privacy Policy



FileMaker is a registered trademark of FileMaker, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

 

 FileMaker Pro Custom Functions

List  |  Show Random  |  Upload  |  Add This to Your Site

MaxValue( theList ; treatAsNumeric )

Rate this function:  

RatingRatingRatingRatingRating
  Average rating: 4.3  (30 votes)
  Discuss this Custom Function

Benoit Jolly, Active Développement
http://www.actived.fr

obtain the max value of a list WITHOUT RECURSION (thanks to Agnes Barouh and her "CustomList")

Sample Input:
MaxValue("65¶123¶21" ; 1 )

MaxValue("65¶123¶21" ; 0 )

MaxValue("zzz65¶aaa123¶ccc21" ; 1 )
Sample Output:
123

65

aaa123


 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.

Click here to copy To Clip Manager if you have myFMbutler's Clip Manager installed

Description:

// obtain the max value of a list WITHOUT RECURSION (thanks to Agnes Barouh and her "CustomList")
// theList : a list of values separated with ¶
// treatAsNumeric : request to handle each value as the "GetAsNumber()" of the value to be computed
//
//
// examples :
// MaxValue("65¶123¶21" ; 1 ) => 123
// MaxValue("65¶123¶21" ; 0 ) => 65 (because the text value of 65 is superior to the text value of 123 in the alphabetical order)
// MaxValue("zzz65¶aaa123¶ccc21" ; 1 ) => aaa123 (it does not take the letters into account for the comparison)
//

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:

Hi Benoît,

I think you'd get faster results and no length limitation with :

Case ( valuecount ( theList ) < 2 ; theList ;
Case ( treatAsNumeric ;
Evaluate ( "Max(" & substitute ( theList ; ¶ ; ";" ) & ")") ;
Evaluate ( "Max(\"" & substitute ( theList ; ¶ ; "\";\"" ) & "\")")
)
)

(I think Ugo posted such a function a while ago)

Fabrice, Brussels
June 20, 2013 11:34am

Thanks Fabrice for this update... I misused the min/max function when trying in that direction...

Hope to see you at the FMConf this summer.

Benoit Jolly Active Développement, Lyon France
June 20, 2013 4:54pm

Make a comment about this Custom Function (please try to keep it brief & to the point). Anyone can post:

Your Name:
City/Location:
Comment:
characters left. If you paste in more than 1500 characters, it will be truncated. Discuss the function - advertisements and other useless posts will be deleted.
Answer 1 + 9 =
Search for Custom Functions:

Custom Functions Widget
Download the Custom Function Dashboard Widget for OS X
Keep all the latest Custom Functions right at your fingertips!

Newest Custom Functions:

1. ProperAllWords ( text )
  (Thu, Dec 14, 5:19pm)
2. MatchExist ( SourceTable.Field ; DestTable.Field ; ReturnField )
  (Thu, Dec 14, 1:07pm)
3. BVR_Format ( bvr )
  (Wed, Dec 13, 5:32pm)
4. NumberToHexadecimal(NumberValue)
  (Fri, Dec 08, 8:54am)
5. Get_BaseTable
  (Thu, Dec 07, 4:27pm)
6. JSONCreateVarsFromKeys ( json ; namespace )
  (Wed, Dec 06, 8:21pm)
7. GetTableNzme ( field )
  (Tue, Dec 05, 9:16pm)
8. TimeFormatAsText ( theTime )
  (Mon, Nov 13, 1:59pm)

RSS Feed of Custom Functions