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Issues Excluding Values from a List

Question asked by smchampagne on Jul 13, 2018
Latest reply on Jul 13, 2018 by smchampagne

I'm generating a list of unique items from a field with the UniqueValues custom Function.

theList = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5}


I am then able to iterate through that list and pull out a single value using the GetValue function.

uniqueValue = 1


I also have a need to display the remaining values elsewhere, so I'm trying to utilize the ExcludeValues custom function to generate:

remainingValues = {2, 3, 4, 5}


However, the function seems to be failing unless the list physcially contains the ascii ¶ character.  For example:

Note that $newList displays the proper value.


However, when...

$theList = "1







I can't figure out why the list presented with an actual carriage return differs from the physical appearance of the ascii ¶.  In my test examples above, I am not utilizing the previously mentioned UniqueValues function.  However, it generates a carriage return separated list & is behaving exactly like my second screenshot.


What am I missing?