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Array.SetCell ( array ; columnName ; rowName ; delimiter ; value )

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Richard Dyce, Dyce & Sons Ltd.
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Set a cell within a text array - useful for creating sparse CSV data for virtual list export.

Sample Input:
Array.SetCell ( ".A.B.C.D¶1.0.0.0.0¶2.0.0.0.0¶3.0.0.0.0" ; "B" ; "2" ; "." ; "X" )
Sample Output:
".A.B.C.D¶1.0.0.0.0¶2.0.X.0.0¶3.0.0.0.0"

i.e.

.A.B.C.D
1.0.0.0.0
2.0.X.0.0
3.0.0.0.0


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

Description:

The function allows you to add to an existing array, created with say Array.Create(). Because you can change the delimiter it makes export sparse CSV data easier; create an empty array; fetch the data from an SQL query that returns a list of colName,rowName,value tuples; iterate over the list using Array.SetCell to fill in the blanks in the empty array.

Edited to make parameter order match other functions.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by BrianDunning.com. Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

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