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Returns a number representing the repetition of the calculation field being calculated.


Get ( CalculationRepetitionNumber )



Data type returned 


Originated in 

FileMaker Pro 7.0


The first repetition returned is 1. If the current field isn't a repeating field, the function returns 1.

Example 1 

Returns 5 when FileMaker Pro Advanced is calculating the fifth repetition of a repeating field.

Example 2 

As the field definition for Timer::Reminder (a calculation field with five repetitions), calculates future times based on the contents of Timer::Start Time (a time field) and Timer::Snooze Minutes (a number field):

Time ( Hour ( Extend ( Timer::Start Time ) ) ; Minute ( Extend ( Timer::Start Time ) ) + ( Extend ( Timer::Snooze Minutes ) * Get ( CalculationRepetitionNumber ) ) ; Seconds ( Extend ( Timer::Start Time ) ) )

In this example, the Extend function allows a non-repeating field to be used in every repetition of a repeating field.

When Timer::Start Time contains "12:00:00" and Timer::Snooze Minutes contains "6":

Timer::Reminder[1] returns 12:06:00

Timer::Reminder[2] returns 12:12:00

Timer::Reminder[3] returns 12:18:00

Timer::Reminder[4] returns 12:24:00

Timer::Reminder[5] returns 12:30:00

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