Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

TabB4List ( TheList ; Prefix )

Sets a tab left to every element of a list

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Wolfgang Wunderlich   Wolfgang Wunderlich
DeskTop Organisation GmbH

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  Sample input:
TabB4List("DTO GmbH
Holger Malessa
Zenettistraße 11
80337 München";"Address:")
  Sample output:
Address: DTO GmbH
Holger Malessa
Zenettistraße 11
80337 München
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  Function definition: (Copy & paste into FileMaker's Edit Custom Function window)

TabB4List - Read:"tab-before-list"
This simple function is useful if you want to indent a whole list in a layout. Simple and easy to customize for other purposes.

Create a calculation field an place it in your layout.

Tabs in the layout of course have to fit for the paragraph where this field is plcaed

- Prefix can be empty
- Easy to customize



Henk Brendel   Henk Brendel, Arnhem NL
Jan 7, 2011
Prefix & Char (9) & Substitute ( TheList ; "¶" ; "¶" & Char (9) )

seems to do the same and is not recursive.
Or am I missing something?

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