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exporting values separated by commas in a single field

Question asked by ReuvenHoch on Feb 15, 2012
Latest reply on Feb 15, 2012 by ReuvenHoch

I have a Filemaker table imported from an XL spreadsheet. Each record has a unique identifier and a few fields that each contain multiple entries separated by commas. For example, the "color" field in one record might have:"red, white, blue, green, yellow) and in another record "red, blue, green". I want to generate a single record for each color in the field. Therefore, for each unique record ID, I am looking for a straightforward way to generate the number of records necessary to have only one color in the "Color" field. Thus, Record 123 with "color" = "red, blue, green" would end up as three records:


Record 123 red

Record 123 blue

Record 123 green


I would greatly appreciate any suggestions.




Reuven Hoch