Access Iif in syntax error

I keep getting an error on:

Food: IIF ([Event] In (“Orange”,“Apple Slice”,“Pineapple Slice”), “Fruit Group”)
exp vgAsked:
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
except for the space after IIF and the " (double quotes seems odd)

copy and paste this

Food: IIF([Event] In ("Orange","Apple Slice","Pineapple Slice"), "Fruit Group")
exp vgAuthor Commented:
Should I use single quotes instead of double?
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
and you need to add the false statement value of the IIF() function
the syntax is

IIf(expr, truepart, falsepart)

Food: IIF([Event] In ("Orange","Apple Slice","Pineapple Slice"), "Fruit Group", "False part value goes here")
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exp vgAuthor Commented:
I am still getting an error message.
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
<Should I use single quotes instead of double? > it should be double quotes

the double quotes you used in your original post is the one used by MS Word and access will not understand it.
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
upload a copy of your db.
Dale FyeOwner, Developing Solutions LLCCommented:
What is the error message and #?

 Seems strange that a field called [Event] would contain the name of a fruit or vegetable.  Are you sure that is the correct field?
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
- incorrect field name is irrelevant for the syntax error, as long as the field name is in the table

even if you made a mistake of selecting the field from the table, it will not throw any error, it will just return blank result

Try adding Eval() around the first expression:
 IIF( Eval([Event] In (“Orange”,“Apple Slice”,“Pineapple Slice”)), “Fruit Group”, "Veggie?")
I'm not sure where you are going with this example.  It seems to have been dumbed down to make it easy to explain.  But, in the real world, you will almost certainly have more than one group and so a single IIf() isn't really going to solve the problem.

The best solution to give you flexibility and maintainability is to create a lookup table.  Use a left join to the lookup table and pick up the group name if a record is found.
exp vgAuthor Commented:
The double quotes may be the issue. Let me retry.
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
<The double quotes may be the issue. Let me retry.>

do the typing in QBE window.

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exp vgAuthor Commented:
Thank you everyone - I have had not had the time today to revisit this - will do so as soon as I can. Appreciative of everyone's assistance.
exp vgAuthor Commented:
The quotes do seem to be the solution - when I type in Expression Builder I am able to save and do not get an error.

Is there another application I can use in substitute of the QBE since this is a small screen and the expression I will type will be lengthy.

Thank you.
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
you can use Notepad or Notepad++
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