Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

DistributionTR ( uniqueList ; dataList )

For each item in list 1, counts occurrences in list 2

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Bruce Robertson   Bruce Robertson

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  Sample input:
DistributionTR( "A¶B¶C"; "A¶A¶A¶B¶A¶B")
  Sample output:
A 4
B 2
C 0

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

Simpler output than original function; tab and return delimited, no highlighting.

For each item in list 1 (uniquelist) , counts occurrences in list 2 (datalist). So for instance list 1 could include Seattle and Portland, and list two could be the result of a list function that accumulates the "City" field across a record set.

 

Comments

Gmal   Gmal, New York
May 29, 2013
Is there a way to sort the resulting list by the occurrence values?
 
Bruce Robertson   Bruce Robertson
May 29, 2013
That's left up to you. Could be done easier now with ExecuteSQL anyway.
 

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