Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

WordIndex ( valueList ; indexWord )

Word Index finder, Find word Index, Find word postion, finding word postion in list in filemaker.

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Nishant Kumar   Nishant Kumar
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  Sample input:
WordIndex ("Nishant" & "¶" & "Sukant" & "¶" & "Roshan" & "¶" & "Dilip" & "¶" & "Manish"; "Roshan")
  Sample output:
3

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

This custom function is used for finding word postion/Index in new line seperated valuelist.

 

Comments

William Best   William Best, Seattle
Apr 25, 2012
May be as useful without recursion

Let(
[n=Position(_list;_word;1;1);newlist=Left(_list;n)];
Case(n>0;PatternCount(newlist;"¶")+1;0)
)
 
Nishant Kumar   Nishant Kumar, Bhubaneswar
Apr 26, 2012
Thanks william for your comment, I have also used this code this is the another possible way by which we can achive same functionality....I think

Let(
[n=Position(_list;_word;1;1);newlist=Left(_list;n)];
Case(n>0;Pattern Count(newlist;"¶")+1;0)
)

This custom function might be here, I just finded another way of doing same thing that's why I submitted it here.
 

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