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Get_Index ( TableName ; FieldName ; RecordSeparator )

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Chris Belanger, Innovative Solutions

Use SQL to obtain a sorted "Index" [ValueList] on a Field

Sample Input:
Get_Index ( "Company" ; "City" ; "¶")
Sample Output:

Red Deer

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

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Parameters: TableName ; FieldName ; RecordSeparator [all TEXT]

Purpose: To instantly obtain a sorted "Index" of the values contained in TableName::FieldName

Uses a simple SQL query so it is VERY FAST!

I created this because I am analyzing a FMP solution that I need to replace, and it has lots of wonky data.

If you use a ¶ as a record separator, this creates a value list.
Could be modified to take input in FileMaker form such as TABLE::FIELDNAME instead. The function would just need to separate the Table & FieldName prior to the query.

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


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