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Queries a column from each line in a list.

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List 11.3 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "QuickList.GetColumn"; List; Separator; Column { ; ReturnNewList } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
List The reference to the quicklist. $List
Separator The separator text.
Can be multiple characters.
For tab separated text, pass Char(9). For CSV separated text, pass ";" or ",".
Column The index of the column to compare.
Starts with 0 for first column.
ReturnNewList Pass 1 to return result as new QuickList.
This new list must be freed later using QuickList.Release function. Pass 0 (Default) to modify the list in the List parameter.
0 Optional


Returns list, OK or error.


Queries a column from each line in a list.


Try it:

Let ([
// new list
list = MBS("QuickList.New"; "Hello,123,abc¶World,456,def");
// query the column and copy to new list
col = MBS( "QuickList.GetColumn"; list; ","; 1; 1);
// now get text from list
r = MBS( "QuickList.GetList"; col);
// and free both lists
f = MBS( "QuickList.Release"; list);
f = MBS( "QuickList.Release"; col)
]; r )

Example result:

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Created 2nd June 2021, last changed 14th December 2023

QuickList.FindUnequals - QuickList.GetList