2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 22, 2010 9:59 AM by philmodjunk

    If Statements

    dg3321

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      If Statements

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      I'm relatively new at FMP 11 and have a question about if statements.  When writing an if statement into a script, does 'else' mean 'or'?

       

      How do i write an if statement basically saying if Field A = blue (on the current layout), when clicking Button A, go to Blue Page or if Field A = green, when clicking button A, go to the green page etc, etc...

        • 1. Re: If Statements
          Steve Wright

          No, Else does not mean OR..  (see second example for using OR)

           

          in your case, the script steps could look like : 

           

           

          If [ Field A = "blue"]
          
            Go to layout ["blue-page"]
          
          Else If [ Field A = "red"]
          
            Go to layout ["red-page"]
          
          End If

           

          basically, if the field contains blue, then go to the blue page, otherwise check if the field contains red.. etc

           

          Using OR you would do something like : 

           

           

          If [ Field A = "blue" OR Field A = "red"]
          
            Go to layout ["red-or-blue-page"]
          
          Else If [ Field A = "green"]
          
            Go to layout ["green-page"]
          
          Else
          
            Go to layout ["basic-page"]
          
          End If

           

          if the field contains blue or red, then go to the red-blue page, otherwise check if the field contains green, if it does contain green go to the green page, otherwise none of your criteria was matched, so just go to the basic page.

          • 2. Re: If Statements
            philmodjunk

            If your field stored the name or number of the desired layout, you wouldn't even need an IF statement.

             

            You could then use Go To Layout [Table::Field] after selecting either Layout name by calculation or layout number by calculation.

             

            That reduces this entire script to a single line.