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ExcludeValues(MyList ; Out)

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Agnes Barouh, Tic Tac

to exclude values from a list

Sample Input:
ExcludeValues ( "a¶b¶c¶d¶e¶f" ; "b¶d¶e" )
ExcludeValues ( "I¶want¶to¶exclude¶words¶from¶list¶simply" , "want¶to¶some¶I" )
Sample Output:

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// ExcludeValues(MyList ; Out) v1.0

to exclude values from a list.

Not case sensitive and not recursive

Used UniqueValues() => not runtime compatible
need v16

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This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


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the code is mostly quite simple ;)
Thank you !

Agnès, Paris
March 23, 2018 1:00pm

Well done
Thank you

Omelyan Burtnyk, Chicago, IL
March 24, 2018 5:47pm

Very nice! Simple, handles lists with long list of duplicates easily and correctly.

Bruce Robertson, Redmond WA
March 25, 2018 8:26pm

There is a TIP "shorter list first in FilterValues()", so changing parameter order in FilterValues() would make it a bit faster generally.

19752, fmc
March 26, 2018 7:54pm


With all his years, I'm not looking for speed any more in Filemaker.
But you're right to point it out
In fact, if we want to optimize the code, we must put a Let for each calculation is the fastest :
let ([
Prepa = Substitute ( Out & ¶ ; [¶ ; Char (8203 ) & ¶]) ;
Unic = UniqueValues ( Prepa & MyList )
FilterValues ( Unic ; MyList )

Merci à tous, ravie que ce calcul vous interpelle !

Agnès, Paris
March 27, 2018 7:10am

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