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

mkForDo ( LoopVariable ; StartValueNum ; EndValueNum ; Function )

Rate this function:  

RatingRatingRatingRatingRating
  Average rating: 4.0  (2 votes)
  Discuss this Custom Function

Michael Kupietz, Michael E. Kupietz, FileMaker Consultant
https://www.kupietz.com

Implements a For...Do loop to run a function a fixed number of times with an increasing counter

Sample Input:
mkForDo (
"counter" ;
3 ;
6 ;
"counter & \"^2+1 = \" & counter * counter + 1 & \" ... \" "
)
Sample Output:
"3^2+1 = 10 ... 4^2+1 = 17 ... 5^2+1 = 26 ... 6^2+1 = 37 ... "


 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:

This function implements the equivalent of a For...Do loop in FileMaker.

It essentially works like Evaluate(), except it allows you to specify a variable name, and a start value and end value, and it re-Evaluates the expression once for each value of the variable. It does not insert newlines between successive evaluations, it simply concatenates them.

For instance, if you had a table "Data" with fields "Name" and City, and as follows...

Name, City:
"Alice", "Amsterdam"
"Bob", "Boston",
"Carol", "Cleveland"

then

mkForDo (
"COUNTER" ;
1 ;
count(data::Name) ;
"\"COUNTER. The person named \"&getNthRecord(data::Name,COUNTER)&\" lives in \"& getNthRecord(data::city,COUNTER)*\". \"")
)

Would produce the output:
"1. the person named Alice lives in Amsterdam. 2. the person named Bob lives in Boston. 3. the person named Carol lives in Cleveland."

You must be sure to use the same capitalization in the LoopVariable parameter and the Function parameter. Using capitalized "Counter" in the LoopVariable would not recognize the lower-cased string "counter" as the variable in the Function parameter.

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:

There are no comments yet. Be the first to post 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 6 + 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. decFromHex ( hexValue )
  (Mon, Oct 16, 12:34pm)
2. MonthYearList ( startmonth ; startyear ; numbermonth ; short )
  (Mon, Oct 16, 3:38am)
3. ErrorDescription ( errorNumber )
  (Wed, Sep 27, 2:51am)
4. decodeEntities (text)
  (Wed, Sep 27, 1:22am)
5. HexidecimalToNumber ( HexidecimalValue ; counter )
  (Mon, Sep 25, 12:39pm)
6. FixedFieldConverter ( Fieldname ; f1 ; f2 ; f3 ; f4 ; f5 ; f6 ; f7 ; f8 ; f9 ; f10 ; f11 ; f12 ; f13 ; f14 ; f15 ; f16 ; f17 ; f18 ; f1
  (Fri, Sep 15, 12:34pm)
7. ShannonEntropy ( text )
  (Thu, Sep 07, 5:59am)
8. LetterCount ( text ; summary )
  (Thu, Sep 07, 5:53am)

RSS Feed of Custom Functions