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

FillProperties (PropertyList ; PropertyValues ; Separator ; Blanks)

Rate this function:  

RatingRatingRatingRatingRating
  Average rating: 4.5  (28 votes)
  Discuss this Custom Function

Peter Vinogradov, Peter Vinogradov Consulting
http://www.petervinogradov.com

Populates a full property list from a potentially incomplete list of values

Sample Input:
FillProperties ( LIST_AllJobs ; LIST_Employees ; ": " ; "NONE LISTED" )
Sample Output:
Director: Bob
Business Manager: NONE LISTED
Secretary: Steve

(where LIST_AllJobs = "Director¶Business Manager¶Secretary" and
LIST_Employees = "Director=Bob¶Secretary=Steve")


 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:

Presents a full list of properties (propertylist) with corresponding values taken from a separate list (propertyvalues) and displays them in the format:

PropertySEPARATORValue (or Blanks if no value)

Requires the TrimReturns function (Kieren MacMillan) and the getbetween function ( Koen Van Hulle)
These can be found at www.briandunning.com

UPDATED 7/4/06 - rewritten as a recursive formula for simplicity ( earlier version also stripped formatting of source parameters, which was undesirable)

From a solution where people are connected to institutions by specific job titles in a simple junction table. I needed a report that shows, for each institution, what person occupies each job, with blanks next to unoccupied jobs (or where data is incomplete). Rather than create a few dozen calculation or lookup fields to represent all the jobs, I use this formula to generate that section of the report. The lists that go into the formula can be dynamically generated from other data. The formula can be adapted to show something for missing values (see comments in formula)

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 + 6 =
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