Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

FindRepetition ( searchString ; repeatingField ; start ; occurrence ; end ; partialMatch ; matchCase )

Calculates the repetition number where a search string can be found in a repeating field

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FindRepetition ( searchString; repeatingField; start; occurrence; end; partialMatch; matchCase )

Because of the complexity of this custom function, an example file can be downloaded.
searchString: the string that is searched
repeatingField: a repeating field
start: the repetition from where to start searching
end: the repetition where to stop searching
occurrence: the nth repetition that matches the search criteria
partialMatch: 0 = equal, 1 = contains
matchCase: case sensitive search



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