Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

GetColumnOfList ( _list ; _column ; _delimiter )

extracts a column from a multi-column list

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  Sample input:
GetColumnOfList ( "1,red,apple,steel¶2,green,pear,wood¶3,blue,orange,rubber¶4,yellow,peach,concrete" ; 3 ; "," )
  Sample output:
"apple¶pear¶orange¶peach"

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

Based on the genius CF CustomList of Agnes Barough.
Since FM12 we gather data with ExecuteSQL, getting lists. Unfortunately we can't query this lists again to extract i.e. just a single column of it, so here you go with a non recursive CF.

 

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