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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:  

  • field_name: The field containing the range of data to be measured.

Examples

The following examples use the First name field loaded to a list box, and the following syntax:

GetAlternativeCount ([First name])

  • Given that John is selected in First name, the script returns 4 as there are 4 unique and excluded (gray) values in First name.
  • Given that John and Peter are selected, the script returns 3 as there are 3 unique and excluded (gray) values in First name.
  • Given that no values are selected in First name, the script returns 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 '|');

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