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SplitValues ( InputString ; ListSeparator ; ChunkSize )

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Karsten Risseeuw, Kursiv GmbH

Transforming a string to a value list or a serial number kind of string

Sample Input:
SplitValues ( "ABCDEFGabcdefg" , "¶" ; 3 )
Sample Output:

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


Use the function to create a value list from a string or to split a string every x-characters.

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

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


I think you CF is missing a parameter of SplitValues?

Lee Smith, Woodland
June 21, 2016 7:31pm

Hi Lee

This works as a loop. The function is called SplitValues, and you call the same function from within the function. Test it to see it. It works (and if not, drop me a line).


Karsten Risseeuw, St. Gallen
June 21, 2016 10:58pm

But the title of this CF is "ListValues ( InputString ; ListSeparator ; ChunkSize )" not "SplitValues ( InputString ; ListSeparator ; ChunkSize )".

Thomas Hellwig, Hamburg / Germany
June 22, 2016 4:18am

@Thomas: Herzlichen Dank! I had 2 versions. This is my mistake. Corrected now.
@Lee: Sorry – I had overseen my mistake.


Karsten Risseeuw, St. gallen
June 22, 2016 5:11am

That fixed it.

Lee Smith, Woodland
June 22, 2016 10:57pm

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