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My if else statement is not working. Please help me fix it.

Posted on 2015-01-08
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Last Modified: 2015-01-08
Hi Experts

I am a complete noob to javascript but I have been tinkering with it and trying to refine a popup menu script. Please look at the else if statement at the bottom. No matter what I select from the popup menu the value that is returned is always 'N/A' Please help me fix this.



var aHazard = ["Severity and Probability",["1. Imminent Danger","1A Probable","1B Reasonably Probable","1C Remote","1D Extremely Remote"],["2. Serious","2A Probable","2B Reasonably Probable","2C Remote","2D Extremely Remote"],["3. Minor","3A Probable","3B Reasonably Probable","3C Remote","3D Extremely Remote"],"4. N/A"];
var cRtn = app.popUpMenu(aHazard);

if(cRtn != null)
if(cRtn = "4. N/A") {
this.getField("PreTxt1").value = "N/A"
this.getField("PreTxt1").value = cRtn.substring(0,2)}

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Question by:PBLack
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Expert Comment

by:Rikin Shah
ID: 40539639

Why dont you indent and give proper parenthesis?

try this-
if (cRtn != null) {
    if (cRtn = "4. N/A") {
        this.getField("PreTxt1").value = "N/A";
    } else {
        this.getField("PreTxt1").value = cRtn.substring(0, 2);

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Author Comment

ID: 40539640
Just learning dude. I will try and get right back.
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Accepted Solution

Rainer Jeschor earned 1000 total points
ID: 40539641
the error is grom the 4th line
if (cRtn = ...
should be
if (cRtn ==

as you currently set / assign the value.
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Assisted Solution

by:Rikin Shah
Rikin Shah earned 1000 total points
ID: 40539642

Also, I just noticed... You have not checked for any condition here.

if (cRtn = "4. N/A") should be replaced with if (cRtn == "4. N/A").

Single equals sign will do the assignment.

Author Comment

ID: 40539643
Not working. It is still returning a value of N/A no matter what I choose from the popup menu.

Author Comment

ID: 40539644
Opps never saw the other comments before that last comment from me. Hold on while I try

Author Comment

ID: 40539646
Works perfectly. Thanks guys.

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