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EmptyRep ( field )

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Tom Guise, Siso Systems

Returns the repetition number of the next empty repetition of a repeating field

Sample Input:
EmptyRep ( TEST::Repeating_Field_10 )
Sample Output:

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Recursive function that returns the number of the next empty repetition of a repeating field. Input above assumes the repeating field has 10 repetitions with data in repetitions 1 to 7.

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This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


Way to many 'expensive' calculations for such a simple task.
This will burn up cpu time, if you have hundreds of repititions.

Jim, NY
March 20, 2014 9:48pm

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