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ShowValueCascade ( fields ; altText )

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ShowValueCascade, IT Solutions Consulting, Inc.
http://www.itsolutions-inc.com/Filemaker

Given a text string of fields, it will return the first non-empty value, if all are empty, will return an alternate value

Sample Input:
ShowValueCascade ( "Student::FirstName; Student::MiddleName; Student::NickName"; "The Student With No Name" )
Sample Output:
Lefty


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Description:

PURPOSE: to show the first available value from a list of fields.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: it is assumed you are pointing to fields (or parameters) and the list of fields are separated by semicolons and the whole string is encapsulated in quotes


ShowValueCascade ( "firstChoice; { secondChoice; thirdChoice; fourthChoice...}"; altText)

given the field values:
Student::FirstName = (empty)
Student::MiddleName = "Joe"
Student::NickName = "Sticky"

ShowValueCascade ( "Student::FirstName; Student::MiddleName; Student::NickName"; "The Student With No Name" ) will return "Joe" since it's first on the list

given the field values:
Student::FirstName = (empty)
Student::MiddleName = (empty)
Student::NickName = (empty)

ShowValueCascade ( "Student::FirstName; Student::MiddleName; Student::NickName"; "The Student With No Name" ) will return "The Student With No Name" all the referenced fields are empty

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

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