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NthItem ( text ; delimiter ; itemnumber )

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Drew Boone, Doulos Ministries, Inc.
http://douloscorp.com

Returns the text item specified from a list of items seperated by specified delimiter

Sample Input:
NthItem ("red,white,green,blue";
",";
3)
Sample Output:
green


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Description:

I found this function quite useful when working in REALBasic, so I engineered this solution for FMP. Basically, it will select the specified item in a list. One of its best features is that the user can specify the delimiter for the items in the list. For example. If I only want the 3 byte of an IP address I can specify "." as the delimiter.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by BrianDunning.com. Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it

Discuss:

For NumberOfDelimiters I would use PatternCount rather than your expression.


If one is using a multiple character delimiter e.g."||" it might because a single "|" could occur in text -- in which case your expression would return say 3.5 instead of 3 if text was:


"ab|cd||de||ef||gh"

Oliver, CT
April 05, 2015 10:31am

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