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OutOfList ( valueList ; start )

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Daniele Raybaudi, ACI
www.aci.it

Returns a string containing the NOT used numbers from a value list PLUS the value after the last used number.

Sample Input:
OutOfList ( 1¶2¶4¶6 ; 1 )
OutOfList ( 4¶6¶8¶9 ; 1 )
OutOfList ( "" ; 1 )
Sample Output:
3 5 7
1 2 3 5 7 10
1


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Description:

Parameter:
valueList - list of numbers
start - number from wich to start

Returns a string containing the NOT used numbers from a value list PLUS the value after the last used number.
So:
OutOfList ( 1¶2¶4¶6 ; 1 ) returns: "3 5 7" ( each number is separated by a space )
OutOfList ( 4¶6¶8¶9 ; 1 ) returns: "1 2 3 5 7 10" ( each number is separated by a space )
OutOfList ( "" ; 1 ) returns: "1"

I used this CF to automatically recover the progression of an auto-entered number, when a record is deleted.
Simply make:
1) a value list ( "out" ) with values coming from the field
2) enter this calc into the option for auto-enter a value in the field:
LeftWords ( OutOfList ( ValueListItems ( Get ( FileName ) ; "out" ) ; 1 ) ; 1 )

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