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GetValues ( list ; start ; stop )

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Matt Petrowsky, ISO FileMaker Magazine

Extends the standard GetValue function to extract multiple values in a return delimited list

Sample Input:
GetValues ( "1¶2¶3¶4¶5¶6"; 3; 5 )
Sample Output:

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Function uses the GetValue function to extract a range of values from a return delimited list. Currently uses a start and stop value but could be modified to use a start and length value. You would need to modify the exit condition of "start < stop".

I tend to supply a length value to the stop parameter. (e.g. start + length = stop) or ( (start + length) - 1 = stop ).

Using a Let function makes things much easier!

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This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


Cannot use "list" in a function

Danny, New York
September 07, 2013 9:58am

Danny - Just change the "list" parameter to "theList" or another name.

Paul, NY
June 02, 2015 7:53am

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