Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

PositionValues ( Text ; Value )

Return value number of Value in Text.

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Koji Takeuchi   Koji Takeuchi - Show more from this author
TonicNote, Inc.
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  Sample input:
PositionValues ( "A¶B¶C" ; "B" )
  Sample output:
2

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

PositionValues ( Text ; Value )
2011.03.26, Koji Takeuchi


description:
Return value number of Value in Text.
ex.
Text = return seperated text
"A¶B¶C" or
List ( TO::Field ) or
ValueListItems ( Get ( FileName ) ; "ValueListName" )
Value = search text
"B" or
one line value to search in Text

PositionValues ( "A¶B¶C" ; "B" )
-> 2

 

Comments

comment   comment, VR
Mar 26, 2011
How about a simple one:

Index ( listOfValues ; searchValue ) =

ValueCount ( Left ( listOfValues ; Position ( ¶ & listOfValues & ¶ ; ¶ & searchValue & ¶ ; 1 ; 1 ) ) )


See also:
http://www.briandunning.com/cf/908
 
Koji Takeuchi   Koji Takeuchi, TonicNote, Inc.
Mar 26, 2011
Hey, that one is 10x cooler than mine...
Thanks for suggesting.
 

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