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FindInListƒ( _list ; _value )

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Michael Rhodes, Allied Data
http://allieddataservice.com

Get the value number of a value in a list

Sample Input:
FindInListƒ( "a¶b¶c¶d¶e¶" , "d" )
Sample Output:
4


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Description:

Determines the number of the array value that matches the value parameter.

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bbb,

Thank you. Did not know quotes were not required around return character, although that does not affect functionality. Custom function works; corrected sample data.

Michael Rhodes, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
March 18, 2009 12:47pm

An array is assumed to be a value list. A return character added to the end is not necessary unless to account for an error if the array is malformed. Passing a value as the second parameter instead of text circumvents this error handling, however.

Michael Rhodes, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
March 18, 2009 12:54pm

Great custom function.

I tried the following scenario:

Let (
[
array = "30300¶303¶408" ;
value = "303"
];
cfFindInList ( array ; value )
)

Result:2

Another scenario:

Let (
[
array = "30300¶303¶408" ;
value = "30"
];
cfFindInList ( array ; value )
)

Result:0

Correct result, ´cause the ( exact ) value 30 is NOT part of the array.

The custom functions returns a value greater than 0 only if the exact value is in the array.
This is exactly what this custom function does.

Awesome. Thanks to the developer.

Ben, Austria
January 23, 2017 2:26am

In my program I add the prefix "cf" to all custom functions.

Ben, Austria
January 23, 2017 2:27am

Thanks, Ben. I have been using ƒ to denote custom functions for the last couple years.

Michael Rhodes, Colorado Springs, USA
March 17, 2017 11:14am

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