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CSV_readField ( string ; value )

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Bert Kraan, Allied Pea's

get's the N-th value in a csv

Sample Input:
Example CSV: "Header";"";"2015";"";"";"Chess";"";"";"no";....

If [ CSV_readField ( imported::string ; 1 ) = "Header" ]
Go to Record ....


Set Variable [ $Game ; Value:CSV_readField ( imported::string ; 6 )]
Sample Output:


$Game gets set to "Chess"

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We get a csv from another system which needs to be "read"/interpreted and imported into filemaker. Importing is easy using filemaker's "Import Records" script step. After that :

The function enables me to read fields of which I know they contain information so I can put the values in filemaker.

I know which (N-th) field contains the information per the csv definition.

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This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


I wonder why do you say the "semi-colon separated value" as CSV.

unix, Japan
January 04, 2016 5:48pm

In Europe we use the comma as a decimal separator, and it is custom to separate CSV's using a semicolon.

Otherwise differentiating between which comma is a decimal separator and wich is a field separator would be a real challenge.

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Bert Kraan, Apeldoorn
January 05, 2016 2:33am


unix, Japan
January 06, 2016 4:00pm

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