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GetRows ( fieldList, N , delim )

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Bruce Robertson, Concise Design
http://www.concise-design.com

Get multiple fields across multiple records

Sample Input:
getRows("Items::PartNum ¶ Items::Description ¶ Items::ExtdPrice", 3, " ")
Sample Output:
P101 Widget 39.50
P187 Brush 2.95
P87 Thing 89.95


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

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Description:

Uses getNthRecord calc to retrieve multiple fields for a complete record set or a portal full of data without a script. Requires Filemaker 8. Requires previous getNthRow function. Useful for making reports in text fields, etc. For example you can use a tab character as a delimiter and then format your text field with appropriate tab stops to make it look good.

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

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This is great but is there a way of determining how to calculate the N ie number of rows required?
If I do more than is needed I get ??? lines

Cathy Evans, Newton Abbot UK
May 29, 2013 5:37am

It is assumed you already know what N is. For instance; get(FoundCount).

Bruce Robertson, Redmond WA
May 29, 2013 8:51am

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