Find Duplicates with GetNthValue

Version 2




    Mac OS X, Windows
    Todd Duell
    FMP 8, 8.5, 9, 10, 11
    Formulations Pro
    Web: No
    File Type: FP7
    Server: Yes
    FileSize: ~ .62 megabytes


    One of the hidden gems in FileMaker Pro 8 in the GetNthValue function. The utility of this function is limitless. It can be used in scripts, calculations, custom functions, etc. for a wide variety of techniques. The basic concept of the GetNthValue function is that it can be used to grab any data from any record in the found set. To demonstrate the function this demo will show you how to find duplicate records without the need for a global field.


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    Developer's Notes

    See sample file for full demo and technical article.


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