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AllCombinations (theString)

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Michael E. Kupietz, Michael E.Kupietz, FileMaker Consultant
https://www.kupietz.com

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

Sample Input:
AllCombinations ("abcd")
Sample Output:
a
ab
abc
abd
abcd
ac
ad
acd
b
bc
bd
bcd
c
d
cd


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

Description:

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.

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

Discuss:

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

Rudy Di Maggio, Crema, Italy
April 10, 2013 3:00pm

Thanks for your comment- always glad to hear someone found one of my posts useful.

Michael Kupietz, California
April 10, 2013 3:25pm

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

Cekari, Sweden
September 13, 2013 12:37am

You're right, it should have been "AllPermutations". Cheers!

Michael Kupietz, California
September 13, 2013 2:00am

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