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DeleteValue ( list ; index )

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Theo Ros, n/a

Returns a list with value at position 'index' removed

Sample Input:
DeleteValue ( "John¶Paul¶Brian¶George¶Ringo" ; 3 )
Sample Output:

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Returns a list with value at position 'index' removed

Syntax: DeleteValue ( list ; index )

In: list - the return delimited list to search
index - the position (1-...) of the value to delete

Return type: Text (a list with leading and trailing returns removed)

DeleteValue ( "John¶Paul¶Brian¶George¶Ringo" ; 3 ) --> "John¶Paul¶George¶Ringo"

Theo Ros

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This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


This function is usefull but does not work in any circumstances, due to the use of LeftWords function. It does not seem to work properly with values witch are not recognise as words.

Thomas, Bordeaux-France
September 16, 2017 10:01am

Hi Thomas,

yes, the LeftWords function only recognizes "words". That is, if your list contains spaces you will first need to use the Substitute function to replace them with maybe an underscore or like in an url with %20 in order for Filemaker to see these values as a single word.

I'm not doing much with Filemaker nowadays, but i always missed having a real array, so we will have to do with functions like this simulating an that.

Theo, Hilversum/The Netherlands
September 25, 2017 8:09am

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