Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

MaxValue ( lst ; value )

Returns the largest value in the list

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  Sample input:
MaxValue ( "apple¶grape¶banana" ; "" )
  Sample output:
grape

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

Returns the largest value in the list

Syntax: MaxValue ( lst ; value )
In: lst - the return delimited list to search
value - the value currently compared

Return type: Text

MaxValue ( "apple¶grape¶banana" ; "" ) --> "grape"

Always start the function off with parameter 'value' = ""

 

Comments

Michael MEAD   Michael MEAD, FRESHWATER
Apr 19, 2017
When I Cut & paste I get an error message in the final line:

"An operator (e.g. +,-,*,...) is expected here.

If ( ValueCount ( rest ) ; MaxValue { the cursor is here}( rest ; high ) ; high )
)
 
Theo   Theo, Hilversum
May 1, 2017
Hi Michael,

that's because you did not cut all of it and you have missed the final closing bracket.
Please use the Select All button and then copy/paste.
 

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