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FirstBlankRepetition ( RepeatingField ; StartingRepetition )

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Brian Dunning, BrianDunning.com
http://www.briandunning.com

Finds the first blank repetition in a repeating field.

Sample Input:
FirstBlankRepetition ( MyRepeatingField ; 1 )
Sample Output:
4


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

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Description:

Use this to find the first blank repetition in a repeating field. The first parameter ("RepeatingField") is the name of the repeating field, and the second parameter ("StartingRep") is the repetition where you want to start looking. You'll probably almost always want the second parameter ("StartingRep") to be 1, unless for some reason you want to skip the first 5, or whatever.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by BrianDunning.com. Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

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Will not find a 'Blank' repitition.
Will find a 'Null' repitition.

Jim, NY
March 20, 2014 9:49pm

Also, does not work if basing your repeating field on another repeating field calculation.
Recursion will not work, as the other field has not yet finished calculation yet!

Jim, NY
March 20, 2014 10:12pm

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