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MoveItem( myList; n1; n2 )

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Bruce Robertson, Concise Design

Moves item at position n1 to position after orignal n2

Sample Input:
MoveItem("1¶2¶3¶4¶5"; 2; 4)
MoveItem("1¶2¶3¶4¶5"; 3; 1)
Sample Output:
Result: "1¶3¶4¶2¶5"
Result: "1¶3¶2¶4¶5"

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


Moves item at position n1 to position after original n2. I'm using this in scripted drag and drop list re-ordering.

See example file here:

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This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


Here is a fix for moving something to the front of a list:

Change the line

n2 < 1; myList;

to read

n2 = 0; V1 & "¶" & L1;
n2 < 1; myList;

MoveItem("1¶2¶3¶4¶5"; 2; 0) Result: "2¶1¶3¶4¶5"

A similar change could be made to move something to the end. Passing in -1 for n2?

JJackson, Santa Rosa, CA
November 13, 2013 11:27am

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