Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

RightItems ( text ; numberOfItems )

Returns same result as RightValues without the training return

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  Sample input:
LeftItems ( "Red
Blue" ; 1 )
  Sample output:

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

The new RightValues function in FileMaker 7 returns a result with a trailing return character. Here is a quote for the RightValues 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 RightItems custom function works the same as the RightValues function without the trailing return.



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