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MaxValue ( lst ; value )

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Theo Ros, n/a

Returns the largest value in the list

Sample Input:
MaxValue ( "apple¶grape¶banana" ; "" )
Sample Output:

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Returns the largest value in the list

Syntax: MaxValue ( lst ; value )
In: lst - the return delimited list to search
value - the value currently compared

Return type: Text

MaxValue ( "apple¶grape¶banana" ; "" ) --> "grape"

Always start the function off with parameter 'value' = ""

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This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


When I Cut & paste I get an error message in the final line:

"An operator (e.g. +,-,*,...) is expected here.

If ( ValueCount ( rest ) ; MaxValue { the cursor is here}( rest ; high ) ; high )

April 19, 2017 11:52pm

Hi Michael,

that's because you did not cut all of it and you have missed the final closing bracket.
Please use the Select All button and then copy/paste.

Theo, Hilversum
May 01, 2017 8:02am

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