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OffsetInList ( theList ; value )

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Don Aehl, none
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Returns the item position of value (first instance only) within theList. Returns 0 otherwise.

Sample Input:
OffsetInList ( "abc¶def¶ab¶de¶ab¶d¶a" , "d" )
Sample Output:
6


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Description:

Returns the item position of value (first instance only) within theList. Returns 0 otherwise.

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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This function fails by returning the value 0 in the scenario where the value is 75AH and theList is
21AH
91AH
75AH
36AH
63AH
130AH
121AH
107AH
42AH
120AH
19AH
101 AH
144AH
14AH
116AH
40AH
33AH
133AH
88AH
60AH
45AH
86AH
90AH
67 AH
62AH
22AH
138AH
139AH
135AH
100AH
208AH
34AH
132AH
13AH
124AH
128AH
32AH
1AH
117AH
127AH
39AH
59AH
31AH
92AH
118AH
5AH
72AH

65AH
136AH
58AH
110AH

WilliamCB, London
March 26, 2009 12:20pm

I recommend the WordPosition custom function instead.

WilliamCB, London
March 26, 2009 2:29pm

WilliamCB,

I pasted the data you listed above, but my OffsetInList function returns 3, not 0 as you indicate.

Don Aehl, Waukesha, WI
April 17, 2009 7:54pm

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