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ContainsValue ( listToSearch ; startIndex ; value )

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Andres Cabezas, Domador Software

Indicates if a list contains the specified value.

Sample Input:
ContainsValue ( "white¶blue¶red" ; 1 ; "blue" )
Sample Output:

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ContainsValue ( listToSearch ; startIndex ; value )

listToSearch : A carriage-return delimited list in which to look for a value.
startIndex : Position in the list at which to start looking for the value. Use 1 to start at the first element in the list.
value : Value for which to search.
1 if the list contains the specified value, 0 if the value is not in the list.

The startIndex parameter is required because of the recursive nature of this function.

This function requires FileMaker 8.0 or higher.

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



May be just

Not IsEmpty ( Filtervalues ( ListToSearch ; Values ))
PatternCount ( ¶ & ListToSearch & ¶ ; ¶ & Values & ¶ ) > 0

give the same result.

And to target values​​, could be MiddleValues ( ListToSearch ; 5 ; ValueCount ( ListToSearch ) ) instead of ListToSearch

Agnès, France
December 28, 2013 11:46am

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