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
> use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> 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
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