Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

RepeatValue ( Text ; NumRepeat )

Return return separated text of "Text" repeated "NumRepeat" times.

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Koji Takeuchi   Koji Takeuchi - Show more from this author
TonicNote, Inc.

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  Sample input:
RepeatValue ( "foo" ; 4 )
  Sample output:

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

RepeatValue ( Text ; NumRepeat )
2009.03.04, Koji Takeuchi

Return return separated text of "Text" repeated "NumRepeat" times.
RepeatValue ( "foo" ; 4 )
-> "foo¶foo¶foo¶foo"



Matthew Dahlquist   Matthew Dahlquist, Minneapolis
Mar 29, 2016
Discovered that, when feeing in a repeat value programmatically, a repeat value of 0 would act as if a repeat value of 1 rather than returning an empty result.

Case (
numRepeat > 1 ; RepeatValue ( text ; numRepeat - 1 ) & "¶" & Text ;
numRepeat < 1 ; "" ;

fixes that.

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