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FieldBeginsWith ( Text )

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Andrew Persons, Excelisys

Creates a multikey field containing all the increments of the beginning of the supplied text.

Sample Input:
FieldBeginsWith ( "Hello world" )
Sample Output:
Hello w
Hello wo
Hello wor
Hello worl
Hello world

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Creates a multikey field containing all the increments of the beginning of the supplied text. This is useful for such cases as creating a multikey field for type-ahead (clairvoyance) applications.

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AKA ExplodedKey() as created by Andy LeCates

A useful derivative is to restrict the length to prevent adding 1 or 2 character "words" to the key field index.

//ExplodedKey ( text ) =

If (
Length ( Text ) > 3 ; //only explode a string down to 3 characters
ExplodedKey ( Left ( Text ; Length ( Text ) - 1 ) ) & "¶" & Text ;

Bill Doerrfeld, Seattle
September 04, 2009 5:43pm

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