Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

AllCombinations ( theString )

Lists all possible combinations of one or more characters contained in a string

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Mike Kupietz   Mike Kupietz
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  Sample input:
AllCombinations ("abcd")
  Sample output:
a
ab
abc
abd
abcd
ac
ad
acd
b
bc
bd
bcd
c
d
cd

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

This will list all possible subsets of one or more characters from a string. For example, AllCombinations ("abc") will return:

"a
ab
ac
abc
b
c
bc"

See function AllWordCombinations to perform the same operation on a string of words (such as "apple bed carrot") instead of single characters.

 

Comments

Rudy Di Maggio   Rudy Di Maggio, Crema, Italy
Apr 10, 2013
Thanks Michael,

this function is very helpful expecially when you have to manage (as I do) words for puzzle words games.
It allows to quickly see how a word can be anagrammed.

@rudydimaggio
 
Michael Kupietz   Michael Kupietz, California
Apr 10, 2013
Thanks for your comment- always glad to hear someone found one of my posts useful.
 
Cekari   Cekari, Sweden
Sep 13, 2013
Nice one Mikel,

but thats not all combinations more a combination from a-z
ie "abc" can be

a
ab
abc
ac
b
c
bc
.
.
.

but also

ba
bac
ca
cab
bca
cb
.
.
.

and a stupidly long list with long text-strings :-)

Cheers /Cekari
 
Michael Kupietz   Michael Kupietz, California
Sep 13, 2013
You're right, it should have been "AllPermutations". Cheers!
 

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