Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

SwitchKey ( Process ; TheKey ; ValueToSet ; OptionalValue

Toggling, adding or deleting a key value

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  Sample output:
Toggle the checkboxControl field from 1 to 0 and reverse.

Add "theatre" to the CategoryField if not already in the list, delete it if already inside)

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

The "Add" process is suitable for multiline keys/lists whereas the "Toggle" acts on single line key field.
The OptionalValue should be set to "" for the "Add" process.

Using this key as the definition of a SetField [ ] allows to cover both actions withing a single script command, not to mention that you may dynamically switch method through script Parameters.



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