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pagenumbers_condensed_with_dashes( input ; flag_series )

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Jens Teich, DJTO

Condensing comma-separated lists of page-numbers with dashes

Sample Input:
pagenumbers_condensed_with_dashes("15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25" ; 0)
Sample Output:
15-16, 18-21, 25

 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.


The second parameter is only required for internal purposes and is always zero when calling the function.

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This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


I had almost 3000 products many with multiple page references. I needed to make an index for a catalog. This worked perfectly for my requirements, e.g

202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211 became 202-211

162, 163, 164, 165, 364, 365 became 162-165, 364-365


Ian Renwick, Melbourne Australia
January 14, 2015 7:00pm

Nevermind I figured it out.

Denham Morgan, Knoxville TN, USA
July 08, 2015 12:26pm

This function is fantastic. It works fine

Andrea Astolfi, Italy
April 30, 2018 12:54pm

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