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GetAlternativeCount

GetAlternativeCount() is used to find the number of alternative (light gray) values in the identified field.

Syntax:  

GetAlternativeCount (field_name)

Return data type: integer

Arguments:  

Argument Description
field_name The field containing the range of data to be measured.

Examples and results:  

The following example uses two fields loaded to different list boxes, one for First name name and one for Initials.

Examples Results

Given that John is selected in First name.

GetAlternativeCount ([First name])

4 as there are 4 unique and excluded (gray) values in First name.

Given that John and Peter are selected.

GetAlternativeCount ([First name])

3 as there are 3 unique and excluded (gray) values in First name.

Given that no values are selected in First name.

GetAlternativeCount ([First name])

0 as there are no selections.

Data used in example:

Names:

LOAD * inline [

"First name"|"Last name"|Initials|"Has cellphone"

John|Anderson|JA|Yes

Sue|Brown|SB|Yes

Mark|Carr|MC |No

Peter|Devonshire|PD|No

Jane|Elliot|JE|Yes

Peter|Franc|PF|Yes ] (delimiter is '|');