Repetitions

Version 2

     

    Script

     

    Compatibility
    Creator
    Mac OS X, Windows
    Todd Duell
    FMP 8, 8.5, 9, 10, 11
    Formulations Pro
    Web: No
    File Type: FP7
    Server: Yes
    FileSize: ~ .79 megabytes
    http://www.formulationspro.com

    Description

    Repeating fields are a concept that is unique to FileMaker Pro. Novice users seem to use a lot of them for data entry and calculations despite that fact that they are really only meant to be used as global storage containers. I hope that one day FileMaker gets rid of this horrible field option because it causes more problems that it's worth when not used correctly. For now, FileMaker Pro 8 has made processing data in repeating fields a bit easier by allowing the use of a calculation to specify the repeating field number.

     


    Code
    See sample file

     

    Sample Input

    Sample Output


    Developer's Notes

    See sample file for full demo and technical article.

     


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