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Creates a new dictionary with desired key.

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Dictionary 8.1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MBS( "Dictionary.CreateNamed"; KeyRef { ; Key; Value } )   More


Parameter Description Example value
KeyRef The desired key reference. "IDs"
Key Optional
Optional, a key.
Value Optional
Optional, a value.


Returns dictionary reference or error.


Creates a new dictionary with desired key.
Dictionaries are hash maps, so lookup is very fast (often faster than search in your FileMaker database). You can use them for storing parameters or lookup tables.
Optionally you can pass keys and values as parameters to this function.

If you looked for assoziative arrays, you are right here.


Creates new dictionary with reference number "IDs":

MBS("Dictionary.CreateNamed"; "IDs")

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Created 27th February 2018, last changed 27th February 2018

Dictionary.Create   -   Dictionary.Deserialize

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