Parse Lists

Version 2




    Mac OS X, Windows
    Todd Duell
    FMP 7, 8, 8.5, 9, 10, 11
    Formulations Pro
    Web: No
    File Type: FP7
    Server: Yes
    FileSize: ~ .47 megabytes


    You no longer need to use the hideous Middle and Position function to parse the first or last values in a field. The RightValues function will return the last line of a return separated list. The LeftValues function will return the first line of a return separated list. Think of the options you'll have as a developer: process only the first or last item chosen from a check box, process the choices in the order in which they were chosen, strip entire lines from a list as you process a script, etc. It's all much easier now with FileMaker Pro 7.


    See sample file


    Sample Input

    Sample Output

    Developer's Notes

    See sample file for full demo and technical article.


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