Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

NextBinPattern

The next binary pattern

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  Sample input:
NextBinPattern(44)
NextBinPattern(48)
NextBinPattern(63)
  Sample output:
49
65
95

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

The function returns the next higher number whose binary form contains as many 1 as the binary form of the parameter "decimal"

 

Comments

Crispin   Crispin, UK
Sep 2, 2015
I'd love to know why anyone would want this?
 
Erich   Erich, Rostock/Germany
Sep 2, 2015
This allows the solution of any choice problem in an easy way. For a mask-controlled choice you need every binary pattern with the same number of binary digits 1.

See also: description of GetPatternList()
 

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