Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

GetColumn ( text ; columnNumber ; columnDelimiter )

Returns a list of values from the requested column in text.

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Michael Horak   Michael Horak
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  Sample input:
GetColumn (
"1|2|3¶a|b|c¶x|y|z" ;
2 ;
  Sample output:

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

Returns a carriage return-delimited list of values from the requested column in a tabular text array.



Henry   Henry, Breda
Feb 7, 2016
Ran into an issue with the 2008 version above, it caused Filemaker to use many GB's memory within 30 seconds and becoming unresponsive when getting columns from a (large) set of data. Found modified version which solved this entirely on the following page, from Mike_Mitchell

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