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Returns a count of the total number of values in specified text.
text - any text expression or text field
Important  See Design functions for information about literal text parameters.
Data type returned 
Originated in 
FileMaker Pro 7.0
Values are text items separated by carriage returns. You can place several items together to create a carriage-return-delimited list of values. A value can be empty, a single character, a word, a sentence, or a paragraph. When you press Return you start creating a new value. The last value will be recognized with or without a trailing carriage return.
Note  If the last character in text is a carriage return, ValueCount does not recognize that carriage return as a value.
When the text parameter is a literal string as in the example below, you must insert a literal carriage return character between each item in the list. In the Specify Calculation dialog box, click the button to insert a literal carriage return character.
ValueCount(“Item 1¶Item 2¶Item 3”) returns 3.
ValueCount(ValueListItems(“Employees”;“Employee Names”)) returns the total number of values in the Employee Names value list in the Employees database file.
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