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IIF in SSRS2005 will not accept greater than or less than any given number as condition for which to test

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Hi,
Using iif to set the colour in an SSRS2005 report (code below) I get this error: [rsCompilerErrorInExpression] The Color expression for the textbox ‘AvgHours’ contains an error: [BC30452] Operator '<=' is not defined for types 'Microsoft.ReportingServices.ReportProcessing.ReportObjectModel.Field' and 'Double'. I assume RS is inferring the type double as entering other values results in the same error but with integer or string as the type.
Thanks for any help,
Louise
=iif(Fields!Group.Value <> "" and Fields!AvgHours.Value >= 8.4,
"Red",
iif(Fields!Group.Value <> "" and Fields!AvgHours.Value >= 8 and Fields!AvgHours <= 8.3,
"Blue",
iif(Fields!Group.Value <> "" and Fields!AvgHours.Value <= 8,
"Black", "Black")))

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Hi

You are missing .value :)

also <> "" might require cstr(Fields!Group.Value) <> ""

Hope that helps
Regards
Emil
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by:John (Yiannis) Toutountzoglou
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Change <>"" with Is Not Nothing
Change AND WIth AndAlso
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by:Zhaolai
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@itcouple is right. You are missing a ".Value" on line 3. Correct code:


=iif(Fields!Group.Value <> "" and Fields!AvgHours.Value >= 8.4,
"Red",
iif(Fields!Group.Value <> "" and Fields!AvgHours.Value >= 8 and Fields!AvgHours.Value <= 8.3,
"Blue",
iif(Fields!Group.Value <> "" and Fields!AvgHours.Value <= 8,
"Black", "Black")))

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by:louise001
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Doh. Thanks very much for noticing the missing .Value. The thing still doesn't work as intended though, as the forecolour is always the value specified for the final false part, black in the snippet I posted (say I change black to lime, lime is used not red or blue).

I know that's straying from the original question so I can post another.
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by:Zhaolai
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I do not think you need the third iif. Try this:


=iif(Fields!Group.Value <> "" and Fields!AvgHours.Value >= 8.4,
"Red",
iif(Fields!Group.Value <> "" and Fields!AvgHours.Value >= 8 and Fields!AvgHours.Value <= 8.3,
"Blue", "Black"))

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by:louise001
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Hi Zhaolai,
Thanks for reply, still all black though.
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by:planocz
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Are you placing this code in the textbox properities color box?
You need to.
Try  this.
=IIF(Trim(Fields!Group.Value) <> "" AND CSTR(Fields!AvgHours.Value) >= 8.4,"Red",
 IIF(Trim(Fields!Group.Value) <> "" AND CSTR(Fields!AvgHours.Value) = 8 AND CSTR(Fields!AvgHours.Value)
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Forgot to add the " " to the numbers
=IIF(Trim(Fields!Group.Value) <> "" AND CSTR(Fields!AvgHours.Value) >= "8.4","Red",
 IIF(Trim(Fields!Group.Value) <> "" AND CSTR(Fields!AvgHours.Value) = "8" AND CSTR(Fields!AvgHours.Value) <= "8.3", "Blue",
 IIF(Trim(Fields!Group.Value) <> "" AND CSTR(Fields!AvgHours.Value) <= "8","Black", "Black")))
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by:John (Yiannis) Toutountzoglou
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try this
IIF(Fields!Group.Value IsNot Nothing AndAlso Fields!AvgHours.Value >= 8.4 = 0,"Red",
	IIF(Fields!Group.Value IsNot Nothing AndAlso Fields!AvgHours.Value >= 8, "Blue",
		IIf(Fields!Group.Value IsNot Nothing AndAlso Fields!AvgHours.Value <= 8, "Black", "Black")

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by:John (Yiannis) Toutountzoglou
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sorry....
IF(Fields!Group.Value IsNot Nothing AndAlso Fields!AvgHours.Value >= 8.4 ,"Red",
	IIF(Fields!Group.Value IsNot Nothing AndAlso Fields!AvgHours.Value >= 8, "Blue",
		IIf(Fields!Group.Value IsNot Nothing AndAlso Fields!AvgHours.Value <= 8, "Black", "Black")

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by:Zhaolai
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Try this simpler syntax:

=IIf(Val(Fields!AvgHours.Value) >= 8.4, "Red", IIf(Val(Fields!AvgHours.Value) < 8, "Black", "Blue"))
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by:louise001
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Hi itoutou,
Thanks for the suggestion, however I get this error: [rsCompilerErrorInExpression] The Color expression for the textbox ... contains an error: [BC30020] 'Is' requires operands that have reference types, but this operand has the value type 'Integer'.
Build complete -- 1 errors, 0 warnings
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by:louise001
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Hi Zhaolai,
Thanks for the suggestion, that's much simpler and it works.
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by:louise001
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Hi Planocz,
I've decided to use Zhaolai's simpler suggestion but still wanted to say thanks.
Louise
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Thanks very much
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