Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

RemoveValue ( theList ; value )

Removes the first value from a paragraph delimited list but leaves all other duplicate values in the list.

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Vaughan Bromfield   Vaughan Bromfield - Show more from this author

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  Sample input:
RemoveValue("a¶b¶a¶c¶b¶c" ; "b" )
  Sample output:
a¶a¶c¶b¶c

  Function definition: (Copy & paste into FileMaker's Edit Custom Function window)

RemoveValue( theList ; value )
by Vaughan Bromfield

Removes the first value from a paragraph delimited list but leaves all other duplicate values in the list. If the value is not in the list, the list is returned without modification.

Let(

[
newlist = "¶" & Substitute( theList ; "¶" ; "¶¶" ) & "¶" ;
pos = Position( newList ; "¶" & value & "¶" ; 1 ; 1 ) ;
pre = Left( newList ; pos - 1 ) ;
post = Right( newList ; Length( newList ) - ( pos + Length( value ) + 1 ) )
] ;

Case(

IsEmpty( theList ) ; "" ;

pos = 0 ; theList ;

Middle( Substitute( pre & post ; "¶¶" ; "¶" ) ; 2 ; Length( Substitute( pre & post ; "¶¶" ; "¶" ) ) - 2 )

)

)

 

Comments

Mauricio Rodriguez   Mauricio Rodriguez, Villa de Leyva
May 2, 2016
Hello,

Could this be modified to do this:

Input: "1¶1¶2¶2¶1¶2"
Output 1¶2¶1¶2

??


I'm trying to do this but I'm stomped...
 
Vaughan Bromfield   Vaughan Bromfield
May 2, 2016
What are you removing from the first list to get the output?

RemoveValue( "1¶1¶2¶2¶1¶2" ; ? ) = "1¶2¶1¶2"
 

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