Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

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Collapses a list of sorted year numbers to a more readable format

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Mathias Drexler   Mathias Drexler
acib GmbH

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  Sample input:
  Sample output:
2010 - 2012, 2014 - 2015

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

The function collapses a list of sorted year numbers to a more conventional, readable format eliminating years following each other and substituting it with a dash (-). Thereby a long list of years (e.g. generated from single records) ist converted to a readable short expression.

I used it for some accounting purposes, where I have one record per year and wanted to build a list, which years are present.



Thomas Hellwig   Thomas Hellwig, Hamburg / Germany
Jun 11, 2016
Please note:
"Function Definition (the function itself):
Please use FileMaker's convention of one space between all terms and separators."

To edit it please click on the link: This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it

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