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Creates a new list.

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MBS( "QuickList.New" { ; Text; Separator; RefNum } )   More


Parameter Description Example value
Text Optional
Initial list content.
Separator Optional
The separator to use.
Can be ASCII character number (e.g. 9 for tab) or a text where we use first character as separator.
Default is newline.
RefNum Optional
The desired reference number.
Leave empty for default.


Returns reference number or error.


Creates a new list.
You can provide whatever separator you need. Default is new line characters. But works also fine with comma, semicolon or tab characters.
Please use QuickList.Free to release the list later.
QuickList reference numbers are starting at 12000 and counting up for each new list.


Creates new list:

MBS( "QuickList.New"; "Hello¶World¶Test" )

Create list with | as separator:

MBS("QuickList.New"; "Hello|World"; "|")

Parse with newline as separator:

MBS("QuickList.GetList"; MBS( "QuickList.New"; "1¶2" & Char(10) & "3" & Char(13) & "4" ))
# accepts CR and LF as delimiter.

See also

Example Databases

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Created 21st September 2014, last changed 18th February 2019

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