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Queries a column from each line in a list.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
List 11.3 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "List.GetColumn"; List; Separator; Column { ; NoReturnEnding } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
List The list. "Hello" ¶ "World"
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.
NoReturnEnding Pass 1 to have no extra newline character on the end of the returned list. Default is 0 to include one to easily concat lists. 1 Optional


Returns list or error.


Queries a column from each line in a list.


Query middle column:

MBS( "List.GetColumn"; "Hello,123,abc¶World,456,def"; ","; 1)

Example result:

See also

Release notes

  • Version 11.3
    • Added List.GetColumn and QuickList.GetColumn functions to extract a column from a list.

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Created 2nd June 2021, last changed 2nd June 2021

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