Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

Permutation ( ElementList ; PermList )

Recursive function to permutate a CR-separated list randomly

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  Sample input:
Permutate ( "1¶2¶3¶4"; "" )
  Sample output:

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

This function shuffles the lines of a multi-line input.
Due to FM8's 10,000 recursive function call limit, no more than 10,000 lines can be shuffled with this function.

The second parameter is only used for recursion and should always be set to "", otherwise you may get unexpected results.



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