All of that works perfectly.  Thank you everybody!

Let's through a layer of complexity in here... each of of those names has
another column with a time associated with it, for instance "13:02:58"
 I would like to only show the LATEST time associated with that particular
name.

Premise behind this whole exercise:  I have a list of drivers and I want to
produce a report that shows the driver name, number of jobs (both of these
accomplished through the last script) and when they finished their last
delivery.

Should I just break this out into a separate function or would it make
sense to modify this function to fit these additional needs?

SKIP

On Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 3:05 PM Skip Kimpel <skiplon...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Silly me... of course.  Thank you, Dunbarx for pointing out the obvious :)
>
> SKIP
>
> On Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 2:27 PM dunbarx--- via use-livecode <
> use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi.
>> You are getting empty because the information returned from the function
>> is an array.
>> "combine " the array with "return and "comma"
>> Craig
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Skip Kimpel via use-livecode <use-livecode@lists.runrev.com>
>> To: Dan Friedman <d...@clearvisiontech.com>
>> Cc: Skip Kimpel <skiplon...@gmail.com>; How to use LiveCode <
>> use-livecode@lists.runrev.com>
>> Sent: Mon, Apr 27, 2020 1:52 pm
>> Subject: Re: Counting unique items in a file
>>
>> 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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