Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

CombineLists ( Start ; End ; ListFieldsObjects ; Separator ; Function )

concatenate n FieldsLists or ObjectsList

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Agnes Barouh   Agnes Barouh
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  Sample input:
CombineList ( 1; 10; "TableLiee::FieldA¶TableLiee::FieldB¶TableLiee::FieldC"; " | "; "GetNthRecord" )

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CombineList ( 1; 10; "ObjectA¶ObjectB¶ObjectC"; "#"; "GetLayoutObjectAttribute" )
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  Sample output:
| Value1_FieldA | Value1_FieldB | Value1_FieldC |
| Value2_FieldA | Value2_FieldB | Value2_FieldC |
[...]
| Value10_FieldA | Value10_FieldB | Value10_FieldC |

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#Value1_ObjectA#Value1_ObjectB#Value1_ObjectC#
#Value2_ObjectA#Value2_ObjectB#Value2_ObjectC#
[...]
#Value10_ObjectA#Value10_ObjectB#Value10_ObjectC#

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

Not recursive Function

Carreful : Limited => ListFieldsObjects < 18700 values

* CombineLists () requires CustomList ( start ; End ; Function )
http://www.briandunning.com/cf/868
CustomList Return Error if is empty or not is correct ListFieldsObjects or Function

-> ListFieldsObjects : Fields or Objects with ¶ separator :
"FieldOrObjectA¶FieldOrObjectB¶FieldOrObjectC¶
-> Separator : choose a text separator, space, or tag :
"|" or " | " or "#" or " " to extract or to present the data
-> Function : Function name with "" :
"GetLayoutObjectAttribute" or "GetValue" or " GetNthRecord" or "GetRepetition"; and other "Left" or "Right" (but not Middle() )

----------------------------------------- more examples

CombineLists ( 1; Count ( TableA::ID) ;
"TableA::Products¶TableA::Color¶TableA::Price¶TableA::Qty¶; " | "; "GetNthRecord" )

Result :
| Chair | black | 10$ | 37 |
| Chair | Red | 12$ | 22 |
| armchair | yellow | 35$ | 12 |
| armchair | blue | 15$ | 18 |

CombineLists ( 1; Count ( TableA::ID) ;
"ObjectA¶ObjectB¶ObjectC¶ObjectD¶; " - "; "GetLayoutObjectAttribute" )

Result :
- Chair - black - 10$ - 37 -
- Chair - Red - 12$ - 22 -
- armchair - yellow - 35$ - 12 -
- armchair - blue - 15$ - 18 -

 

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