Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

ConcatListAndConstant ( theList ; Constant ; Place ; Separator )

Concatenate a constant with each value in a return-separated list, as prefix or suffix

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Matt Wills   Matt Wills - Show more from this author
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  Sample input:
Where theList is

Constant is Beatle

Separator is " " (space)
  Sample output:
Place is "Prefix"
Beatle John
Beatle Paul
Beatle George
Beatle Ringo


Place is "Suffix"
John Beatle
Paul Beatle
George Beatle
Ringo Beatle

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

Expands on Simon Plint's AddConstantToListValues cf, allowing you to choose whether Constant is placed in front of (Prefix) or behind (Suffix) the list value, as well as to specify character(s) to be inserted as a separator.

I use Prefix and Suffix only to make the function more clear. You can substitute 1 and 2, P and S, whatever you like.

This Version 2 will add Constant only if it is not already there. If you use this as an auto-enter calculation, you can add a value to the list on the fly and Constant will be concatenated only to the new value.



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