nthline(
TEXT
,
NUMBER
)

The nthline( function extracts the nth line from the text.


Parameters

This function has two parameters:

text – the original text.

number – position of the line to extract (1 for first line, 2 for second line, etc.) You can also use a negative number to specify the position from the end of the text (–1 for last line, –2 for second to last line, etc.)


Description

This function extracts the nth line from the text.

nthline("red
green
blue
yellow
orange",2) ☞ green

Negative values allow you to specify the line position relative to the end of the text (–1 for the last line, –2 for the second to last, etc.)

nthline("red
green
blue
yellow
orange",-2) ☞ yellow

Note: This function is equivalent to:

array(thetext,num,cr())

See Also


History

VersionStatusNotes
10.0UpdatedCarried over from Panorama 6.0, but now allows negative position values to specify the line position from the end of the text.