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IF...Statement with (n) number of OR's

Posted on 2007-04-10
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I need to create an If...Else...Statement where there is going to be multiple 'OR's and I need help on the best way to do this.

Here is my If...Statement where I only have one 'OR'.

If sSFPRNumber = "7185" Or sSFPRNumber = "7481" Then
            nOutsideProvider = 0
 Else
            nOutsideProvider = 1
 End If

I now have all of the numbers in an array and I would like to loop through the array to create the above IF...Statement.
What is the best way to accomplish this?
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by:Raynard7
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if you have the numbers in an "array" then you can not dynamically create programming constructs (ie if statements)

you could try creating a dictionary object and then checking if the value exists in the list.

If you reference microsoft scripting runtime and do

Dim x as new dictionary

x.add 7185, 0 'the second number is the value returned if this number is the check
x.add 7481, 0

if x.exists(sSFPRNumber) then
     nOutsideProvider = x(sSFPRNumber)
else
    nOutsideProvider = 1
end if
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by:huerita37
ID: 18885727
do I need to say    nOutsideProvider = x(sSFPRNumber)

couldn't I just use    nOutsideProvider = 0
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yes - you could, however I was not sure if you wanted different values associated with different items in your array - in which case you would set them when defining your dictionary, otherwise an exists would be sufficient,

similarly without using a dictionary you could just do a foreach in the array - then if the value sSFPR.... = the value pulled from the array then return 0 and exit the loop, otherwise if you get to the end of the loop with no matches return 1
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by:huerita37
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I was going to use the For...Each but this is nested in another For.. loop and I was trying to get away from looping so many times.

I am going to give this a try.  Thanks.  
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by:huerita37
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Can you have a multi-dimensional dictionary object?

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