Thanks Dan! Upon very quick implementation, I am getting empty results back. I think I need to play around with this a little bit more but I feel you got me on the right track.
Thanks again, SKIP On Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 1:34 PM Dan Friedman <d...@clearvisiontech.com> wrote: > Skip, > > Haven't tested, but pope about this... > > function getUniqueNames inData,pColumn > put "" into uNames > set the itemDel to tab > repeat for each line l in inData > add 1 to uNames[item pColumn of l] > end repeat > > return uNames > end getUniqueNames > > You should get back an array keyed by the unique names, and how many > instances of each one > > > -Dan > > > > On 4/27/20, 10:25 AM, "use-livecode on behalf of Skip Kimpel via > use-livecode" <use-livecode-boun...@lists.runrev.com on behalf of > firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > Good afternoon LC'ers, > > I am loading a tab delimited file into a variable and I need to pull > out > all unique names from a certain column (let's say column 10) and count > how > many times that name appears in that column. > > I know there has to be an easy way of doing it. Every time I try to > start > coding this it get waaaayyy too long :) > > Simple approach? > > SKIP > _______________________________________________ > use-livecode mailing list > email@example.com > Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your > subscription preferences: > http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode > > _______________________________________________ use-livecode mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode