Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

ItemIndexPosition ( Text ; SearchString )

To find the position of a value in a given list

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Saigopal Das   Saigopal Das
Mindfire Solutions

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  Sample input:
ItemIndexPosition ( "1¶2¶14¶5¶222¶12¶22¶42¶11¶23¶44" ; "22" )
  Sample output:

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

This one line function first trims the list upto the search string and then takes the valuecount which will be index position of the searched string.

Text ="1¶2¶14¶5¶222¶12¶22¶42¶11¶23¶44"
SearchString = "22"

Left ( Text ;Position ( ¶ & Text & ¶ ; ¶ & SearchString & ¶ ; 1 ; 1 ))

= "1¶2¶14¶5¶222¶12¶2"

ValueCount ("1¶2¶14¶5¶222¶12¶2" ) = 7



Tom Fitch   Tom Fitch
Jul 30, 2015
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