PHP Array to FileMaker Let variables

Discussion created by mattman on May 16, 2014
Latest reply on May 29, 2014 by mattman

Ok, so, before you say "Why don't you do it this way..." Here's the objective.


Walk a PHP array and determine if the node is a value or array. If it's an array then you want to push it onto a new line - and do this recursively.


Now, when I say "new line" I actually mean the FileMaker paragraph character. As the title indicates, my goal is to make a PHP function (or functions) to create a compacted FileMaker list of variables which can be looped through and evaluted.


I have a very comprehensive chunk of code at the following link and it does it's best to explain what the desired output is.


Essentially, I'd like to compact a multidimensional array into FileMaker's Let format and walk the list of variables by exploding out container variables as needed.


You can determine if the current variable is a container of multiple variables by using a PatternCount against ¶


Man, I wish FileMaker had multidimensional arrays with mapping functions!


As of this posting, I'm stuck on creating a PHP function which is a mirror for FileMaker's Quote() function.


Any takers for helping out? The code is public.