Problem with Evaluate Function

I have written an Evaluate Function in Lotus Script, Syntax as
Dim a as variant
Dim b as variant
a=Evaluate({@Explode("UK,US,USSR")})
b=Evaluate({@Explode("GERM,UJ")})
Status=Evaluate({@contains(a,b)})  'Problem is in this line @contains not working
MsgBox "The value of Status= "&Status(0)

In the above example, The values in b are not matching with the values in a, so The result of variable Status should be "0", but it is showing as "1". could anyone please help me in this.
skancherlaAsked:
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ArunkumarConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi Sanjay,

Dim session As New notessession
     Dim db As notesdatabase
     Dim view As notesview
     Dim doc As notesdocument
     Set db=session.currentdatabase
     Set view=db.getview("Test1")
     Set doc=view.getfirstdocument
     Dim a,b As String
     Dim formula As String
     Dim status As Variant
'if i write the statement like this
     
ReportStatus=Evaluate({@contains(@Explode("A,B");@Explode("C,D"))})
     Msgbox ReportStatus(0)
'it will work fine
'But actually what is required is,  Variables  a  &  b will contain the
Document
'field values. for example,
     a=doc.country1(0)
     b=doc.country2(0)

'for doing above, i have to use variables a and b in the below code as

'************************************************************
' My change is made here where i have included a String variable
'called as formula and built it. And Evaluate that formula
'************************************************************
     formula = |@Contains(@Explode("| & a & |") ; @Explode("| & b & 
|"))|
     Status=Evaluate(formula)
     Msgbox "The value of status..."& Status(0)

Good Luck !

-Arun

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ArunkumarCommented:
Hi Sanjay !

I dont think you can use a variant to pass the value to an evaluate statement.

Try replacing the a and b with the actual explode statements instead of passing them thru a variables.

Good Luck !

-Arun
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skancherlaAuthor Commented:
if i write like this

ReportStatus=Evaluate({@contains(@Explode("UJ,UK,GERM");@Explode("US,USSR,GERM"))})

            it will work fine

But actually what is required is,  Variables  a  &  b will contain the Document field values. for example,

          a=doc.country1(0)
          b=doc.country2(0)

for doing above, i have to use variables a and b in the below code as
        Status=Evaluate({@contains(a,b)})

by doing so, it is not working. i tryied using a and b with different data types like string & variant.But no result! if you have any better idea please let me know.
Your help is Appreciated men!!
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