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CF_ListToCommas ( ListOfItems; And_Or_Parameter; MaxNumber )

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Nick Stockbridge, Transmedia Training
http://transmedia.co.uk

Converts a carriage-return delimited list to one separated by commas, with the word

Sample Input:
Peter
Sue
Brian
Kamal
Sarah
John
Amina
Earl
Jo
Dominique
James
Sample Output:
Peter, Sue, Brian, Kamal, Sarah and 6 others


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Description:

Converts a carriage-return delimited list to one separated by commas, with the word "and" placed before the last item. I'm expecting that most people will use the List function on a related set of records to generate the items required.

Added a Max Number parameter and an And/Or preference, April 2010.

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

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I get the last value duplicated. For example:

Value1, Value2, and Value2

How do I correct this?

Denise, Boston
April 07, 2010 8:28am

I added the Oxford comma by adding the following line to the case statement:

not IsEmpty ( FirstValues ) and Extras = 0 and CountValues = 2; FirstValues & " " & And_Or_Parameter & " " & LastValue ;


and modified the following case to include the comma.
not IsEmpty ( FirstValues ) and Extras = 0 ; FirstValues & ", " & And_Or_Parameter & " " & LastValue ;

Great CF

Sonja Froyen, Minneapolis
June 17, 2014 8:31am

Thanks Sonja. I confess I had not thought of the Oxford comma situation!

Nick

Nick Stockbridge, London
June 17, 2014 11:21pm

brilliant, just what I was looking for ! Thank you !

Daniel Wood, New Zealand
July 02, 2014 8:34pm

Thanks Daniel. Glad to hear it.

Nick Stockbridge, London
July 02, 2014 9:47pm

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