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cf_getElementNo( SearchString ; ElementList )

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Klemens Müller, Klemens Müller
http://www.klemenso.de

Get the line number of sought-after element in a list

Sample Input:
cf_getElementNo( "gamma" ; "Alpha¶Beta¶Gamma¶Delta¶Epsilon" )
Sample Output:
3


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Description:

Determines the number of first occurenc of the sought-after element in a list of elements

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This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it

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I believe this will not work if a an earlier list element contains a later one:


e.g.,

firstgamma
gamma

and you search for 'gamma'

Oliver Reid, CT, USA
February 28, 2009 7:40pm

On reflection I suggest this change:

fpos = Position( ¶&clist&¶ ; ¶&spos&¶ ; 1 ; 1 ) + Length( spos )+1 ;

Oliver Reid, CT, USA
February 28, 2009 7:45pm

This won't work if SearchString isn't in ElementList in the first place; it will return a value anyways.

John Jackson, Santa Rosa CA USA
August 22, 2010 5:16pm

Here's a revised version:
Parameters: element_list, search_string

Let( [
s_pos = Position ( ¶&element_list&¶ ; ¶&search_string&¶ ; 1 ; 1 ) ;
f_pos = s_pos + Length ( search_string ) - 1 ;
f_list = Middle ( element_list ; 1 ; f_pos ) ;
index = ValueCount ( f_list )
] ;
If ( s_pos ;
index ;
0
)
)

John Jackson, Santa Rosa CA USA
August 22, 2010 9:19pm

Hello, all,

Well done, Mr. Jackson. Thanks for sharing. :-)

Edward Souza, Sao Paulo, BR
September 12, 2010 1:15pm

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