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Dubi Doo, XYZ Co.

Retrieve a value from a valueList using a delimiter other than ¶

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This is a good function to use when you are storing a record contents in a single field, where a field may contains line breaks. For instance, the data:

"`````This is the first field data
It has paragraph breaks in it.`````Not to worry, use a different delimiter with this function and you can retrieve it with no problem."

Can be stored and retrieved, value by value with this function.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

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In the example parameters you're using you fail to include a delimiter. You're CF calls for three parameters and you're using just the text and the number, but not the '^'.

Bart Bartholomay, Vero Beach, FL
January 16, 2010 7:54pm

Looks like two problems in the example input. No delimiter specified; inconsistent delimiter length. Shouldn't your example input be:
GetValueCust("123^^^456^^^abc";"^^^"; 2)

Bruce Robertson, Redmond
January 17, 2010 9:50am

I posted a new an MUCH simpler function. This one is ridiculous

David, Tampa
January 25, 2010 8:41pm

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