Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

FieldRepeats ( repeatingField ; 1 )

Returns the true number of repetitions for a repeating field

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  Sample input:
FieldRepeats ( repeatingField ; 1 )
  Sample output:
6

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

Returns the true number of repetitions for 'repeatingField' as opposed to the
Get(ActiveRepetitionNumber) and FieldRepetitions() functions that will only give you the number of repeats as shown on a certain layout.

Syntax: FieldRepeats ( repeatingField ; 1 )

always use a value <= 1 as the starting number "n"

Return type: Number

 

Comments

Matt Wills   Matt Wills, Richford, VT
Jan 27, 2009
If you're using Clip Manager, you need to change the parameters spec to read "repeatingField ; n" and then follow the author's instructions. You can save this in CLip Manager, but trying to set it into FileMaker will not work because the parameter name cannot be a number.
 
Jim   Jim, NY
Mar 20, 2014
Repeating fields can not have a reference <1.
You mean >1.
 

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