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Crystal Variable Problem

Posted on 2011-03-01
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I have to update several shared variables based on the scrap code:

if {bsp_Quality.FaultCode}="99" then
    M99:= M99 + {bsp_Quality.Qty}; 
    TotalScrapM99:= TotalScrapM99 + {bsp_Quality.Qty};
    TotalMatScrap:={bsp_Quality.Shot}*{bsp_Quality.Qty};
else if {bsp_Quality.FaultCode}="M01" then ...

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I get an error after this line M99:= M99 + {bsp_Quality.Qty};  stating the rest of the text is not part of the formula.
What am I missing?
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Question by:RickCooper
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If I'm not mistaken a multi-statement block has to be enclosed within brackets ()

if {bsp_Quality.FaultCode}="99" then
(    M99:= M99 + {bsp_Quality.Qty};
    TotalScrapM99:= TotalScrapM99 + {bsp_Quality.Qty};
    TotalMatScrap:={bsp_Quality.Shot}*{bsp_Quality.Qty};
)
else if {bsp_Quality.FaultCode}="M01" then ...
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by:RickCooper
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I get the ) is missing and TotalScrapM99: is highlighted
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by:peter57r
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The syntax for such code is a bit difficult.
Remove the ; on the line before the )

In your Else structure you need ...

else
(
firstline;
secondline;
thirdline
);
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by:mlmcc
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What is the full code?

The variables don't appear to be declared.
All variables used in a formula must be declared in the formula.
Unlike some languages you must declare the variable in each formula not just in a formula at the start of the report.

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by:RickCooper
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The Variable TotalMatScrap was not declared correctly.
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by:mlmcc
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Since you had to change the declaration, why wasn't my comment selected as part of the answer.  The ( ) being required was part of the answer though not to the actual error.

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by:RickCooper
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mlmcc,

 There was a typo in the variable. It had been declared, I checked the code before I read your post. Even without the typo the error was the same no ( )

Sorry.

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