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LastRepDefined ( theField; SetToZero )

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Larry Badten, TechMedic Computers

Gets the number of repetitions a field is defined to have

Sample Input:
LastRepDefined ( Main::Items Purchased; 0 )
Sample Output:

(where the field "Main::Items Purchased" is defined for 30 repetitions)

 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.


This Custom Function returns the number of repetitions a field is defined for. It is NOT the number of repetitions displayed in the field on the current layout (a subset of the total number). This function does require that the field selected be listed in the table for the front window (ex. if the field name is “Main::Items Purchased”, then the front window must use the table “Main”). Otherwise, the result will be “0”.

This Custom Function is recursive.

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

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


This info is available as the fourth word in the result of the FieldType design function, see: #1037264

Bruce Robertson, Redmond WA
May 28, 2011 9:43pm

Remove space after html in above link.

Bruce Robertson, Redmond WA
May 28, 2011 9:46pm

Oops! Thank you for the heads-up. Built-in functions are definitely better!

Larry Badten, Creswell, OR
May 28, 2011 10:14pm

You Function and Description are in the wrong field on this site

Bob, East Hampton CT
May 29, 2011 8:53am

Thank you. This is my first post and I put things in the wrong order - fixed.

Larry Badten, Creswell, OR
May 29, 2011 9:02am

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