Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

maxLength ( lst ; maximum )

Function that returns the length of the longest value in a list. Useful for conditional formatting

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Nicolas Bourré   Nicolas Bourré - Show more from this author

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  Sample input:
maxLength ("apple¶brocoli¶potato"; 0)
  Sample output:

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

Function that returns the length of the longest value in a list. This function could also be used to get the longest line in a text.

Could be useful for conditional formatting based on the longest line in a text field.



KevinSmith   KevinSmith
Sep 12, 2018
The code is missing a bracket character. The first line of code should read "Let (".
Nicolas Bourré   Nicolas Bourré
Sep 12, 2018
Corrected thanks!

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