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If ... Then Select... Else Syntax Problems

Posted on 2004-03-23
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I have a formula field that I had to change around a bit and it no longer gives me the results I want.  My old formula was comprised of this:

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if {JC1_JobMaster.Comment} like "*CORNER*" or {JC1_JobMaster.Comment} like "*DETACHED*" then
select {JC1_JobMaster.SortField}
       
        case "SADDLE M" : 140
        case "SUGAR" :  345
        case "SADDLEROCK" : 80
        case "SAVANNAH" : 43
        case "PARKFIELD" : 71.85

        default: 0

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On the report, all values for this field would show up as 0, or as one of the numbers from the case statement.  An important thing to know is that the line for default of 0, is not why 0 shows up.  Meaning, that if the condition is false, it still shows up as a 0 on the report.

Now when I changed my formula to this:

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if {JC_90_UDF_Job_Cost_Header.Trcorner} like "Y" then
select {JC1_JobMaster.SortField}
       
        case "SADDLE M" : 140
        case "SUGAR" :  345
        case "SADDLEROCK" : 80
        case "SAVANNAH" : 43
        case "PARKFIELD" : 71.85

        default: 0

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I no longer get a 0 showing up when the if statement is false.  I just get a blank field, and I need it to be 0.  I know it should probably be something like this:

If (condition) then
select

...

else
0

But I can't figure out the syntax.

Any help would be appreciated, and I'm curious to know if anyone can explain why the 0 values stopped showing up.

Thanks!
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Question by:Mourdekai
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by:peter57r
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Hello Mourdekai,

it shouldbe something like this:
 
 If (condition) then
 (
select
 
 ...
 )
 else
 0



Pete
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by:Mourdekai
ID: 10659621
Pete,

if {JC_90_UDF_Job_Cost_Header.Trcorner} like "Y" then
(select {JC1_JobMaster.SortField}
       
        case "SADDLE M" : 270
        case "SUGAR" :  215
        case "SADDLEROCK" : 280
        case "SAVANNAH" : 430
        case "PARKFIELD" : 701.85

        default: 0;)
else
0


Does NOT work, any other suggestions?
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by:Mourdekai
ID: 10659730
I figured it out, this is what I needed before my if

if isnull({JC_90_UDF_Job_Cost_Header.Trcorner}) then 0
else
if {JC_90_UDF_Job_Cost_Header.Trcorner} like "Y" then
select {JC1_JobMaster.SortField}
...
...

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by:bdreed35
ID: 10659778
Try this:

if instr({JC_90_UDF_Job_Cost_Header.Trcorner},"Y")>0 then
(select {JC1_JobMaster.SortField}
       
        case "SADDLE M" : 270
        case "SUGAR" :  215
        case "SADDLEROCK" : 280
        case "SAVANNAH" : 430
        case "PARKFIELD" : 701.85

        default: 0;)
else
0
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by:Mourdekai
ID: 10659876
bdreed35, thanks for trying but that doesn't work either.  See my above post for the solution I found.
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