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sql.whereInList.asList ( fqFieldToReturn ; fqFieldToMatch ; listOfValuesToMatch )

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Cristos Lianides-Chin, Anchor-Buoy Software, LLC
Anchor-Buoy Software, LLC

Syntactic sugar for performing a basic SQL query of the structure `SELECT <> FROM <> WHERE <> IN ( listOfvaluesToMatch>> )`.

Sample Input:
sql.whereInList.asList ( Customers::NameFull ; Customers::idCustomer ; LIST ( "CUST001" ; "CUST002" ) )
Sample Output:
John Doe
Jane Doe


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Description:

# sql.whereInList.asList ( fqFieldToReturn ; fqFieldToMatch ; listOfValuesToMatch )
- Syntactic sugar for performing a basic SQL query of the structure `SELECT <<fieldToReturn's field>> FROM <<fieldToReturn's table>> WHERE <<fieldToMatch>> IN ( listOfvaluesToMatch>> )`.
- Returns result as a CR-delimited list.
- **WARNING:** Use of carriage returns in values of `fqFieldToReturn` may cause unexpected behavior when parsing the resulting list. Consider using `sql.whereInList()` instead.
- __NOTE:__ This version only works for text and number fields, and may not return the expected result for Date, Timestamp, or other field types.


## PARAMETERS
### fqFieldToReturn ( field reference )
- A FileMaker reference to the field whose value you want returned from the query.
### fqFieldToMatch ( field reference )
- A FileMaker reference to the field whose value should match one of the values in `listOfValuesToMatch`.
### listOfValuesToMatch ( text|number )
- CR-delimited list of the value(s) to look for in fqFieldToMatch


## USAGE
```
sql.whereInList.asList ( Customers::NameFull ; Customers::idCustomer ; $idlistCustomer )
```
- returns a list of the values from `NameFull` for the any Customer records whose `idCustomer` is found in the list `$idlistCustomer` via ExecuteSQL


## REQUIRES
- sql.col.delimiter CF
- sql.getField custom function
- sql.getTable CF


## CHANGELOG
### v1.0 2018-02-07
- Created by [Cristos Lianides-Chin](mailto:cristos@anchorbuoysoftware.com).

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

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it

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Lee, Woodland
February 11, 2018 3:07pm

I suspect that they are at fmfunctions.com, but that site is down.
Why not jus post them here so they are available when the other site is down, which happens often.

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February 11, 2018 4:04pm

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