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GetAlternativeCount - chart function

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 the First name field loaded to a filter pane.

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 '|');