Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

NumToBar ( _number )

Converts any number into a bar of text blocks

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Christopher Gauntt   Christopher Gauntt
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  Sample input:
NumToBar ( 12 ) &
"¶" & NumToBar ( 4 )
  Sample output:

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

This will allow you to convert any number into a bar of text blocks, which you can then further modify using Text Formatting to alter as needed.

I have found this to be very useful for creating bar charts, timelines, spacing for indenting names/titles based on order of magnitude, etc.



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