Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

MiddleItems ( text ; startingItem ; numberOfItems )

Returns same result as MiddleValues without the training return

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  Sample input:
MiddleItems ( "Red
White
Blue" ; 2 ; 1 )
  Sample output:
White

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

The new MiddleValues function in FileMaker 7 returns a result with a trailing return character. Here is a quote for the MiddleValues function from the FileMaker 7 online help.

"Each returned value ends with a carriage return, allowing lists to be easily concatenated."

It is more time consuming to remove the trailing return when extracting a value from a list than to add a return when concatenating lists. The MiddleItems custom function works the same as the MiddleValues function without the trailing return.

 

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