Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

ReplaceValues ( listOfValues ; startingValueNumber ; numberOfValues ; replacementValues )

Replaces multiple values in listOfValues with replacementValues.

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  Sample input:
ReplaceValues (
"a¶b¶c¶d¶e" ;
3 ;
2 ;
"1¶2¶3¶4"
)
  Sample output:
a
b
1
2
3
4
e

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

Replaces multiple values in listOfValues with replacementValues. Value replacement begins at the startingValueNumber value and continues for numberOfValues values. Compare to the SubstituteValues custom function (http://www.briandunning.com/cf/851).

The function behaves exactly like the native Replace() function, except it operates on a list of carriage return-delimited values instead of characters. Same as with Replace(), you can "insert" replacementValues into listOfValues by specifying 0 as the numberOfValues parameter.

As with all value functions, the result of ReplaceValues() has a trailing carriage return.

This function is NOT recursive.

 

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