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FilterList ( beginsWith ; oldList ; newList ; iteration )

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Chris McCue, Chris McCue
http://www.imccue.com

This recursive function will take a list and return a new list without list values that start with the supplied beginsWith string.

Sample Input:
FilterList ( "app" ; "apple¶application¶astro¶baseball" ; "" ; "" )
Sample Output:
astro
baseball


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

Description:

This recursive function will take a list and return a new list without list values that start with the supplied beginsWith string.

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

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it

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Either the cf description is incorrect, or the example give the wrong result.
The result should be:

astro
baseball

Lorne Walton, Maple Ridge, Canada
March 12, 2012 5:06pm

Doh! Nice catch, thanks.

Chris McCue, Dallas, TX
March 12, 2012 5:45pm

I also think the description is misleading. You're filtering a list, ie you're return values that remain after applying the filter. Here you're taking them out. Why not call it:

ContractList ( theList ; theValue ; theNewList ; theIteration )

Notice that I've reversed the first two and renamed the params for clarity.

Bart Bartholomay, Vero Beach
March 13, 2012 5:04am

A great variation is having the list with only the value that "begins with"

change
beginsWith = Left ( $val ; $length )
with
beginsWith ≠ Left ( $val ; $length )

Davide Puppo, Italy
June 16, 2018 1:06pm

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