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cfStackAppendSlide( pInput; pVariableName; pStackDepth )

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Tammo Fornalik / Felix Hausberner, dbyte solutions
http://www.dbyte-solutions.com

Append a new entry to a stack (global var) _and_ delete first entry if count of values exceeds stack depth.

Sample Input:
1. Number of Entries ≤ 3
cfStackAppendSlide( "Edward Berger"; "$$Films_StoredSearchterms"; 3 )

2. Number of Entries > 3
cfStackAppendSlide( "Edgar Berger"; "$$Films_StoredSearchterms"; 3 )
Sample Output:
1.
Multiline adventures [line 1]...
Multiline adventures [line 2]
Heavy searches
Edward Berger

2.
[note: deletes entry number 1 if number of entries exceeds 3]:

Heavy searches
Edward Berger
Edgar Berger


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

Description:

call: cfStackAppendSlide( "Edward Berger"; "$$Films_StoredSearchterms"; 5 ) or
call: cfStackAppendSlide( "Edward Berger"; "Films_StoredSearchterms"; 5 ) .
this will append the string "Edward Berger" as a new entry of stack "$$Films_StoredSearchterms".
if the stack contains less than 5 entries, "Edward Berger" will become the last entry of the stack and that's all.
if the stack already contains 5 entries, the 1st entry will be deleted while the 2nd becomes 1st,
3rd becomes 2nd, 4th becomes 3rd, 5th becomes 4th and the new 5th becomes "Edward Berger".
return: complete stack.

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