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## If Expression Not Working As Expected

Hello:

I have the following If expression that I'm trying to use as a calculated dimension in a straight table.  What I'm trying to do is if starting in position 4 for the rest of the string if SUBLOB equals 'AAA Shared Tech', then set SUBLOB = BBB, otherwise, starting in position 4 give me the rest of the string.  Here's the If:

=If(mid(SUBLOB, 4) = 'AAA Shared Tech', SUBLOB = 'BBB', mid(SUBLOB, 4))

However, I'm still getting AAA Shared Tech.  Any ideas what I may be doing wrong?  As always, thanks in advance for any and all help and responses.

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## Re: If Expression Not Working As Expected

Hi, what happens when you do this:

=If(mid(SUBLOB, 4) = 'AAA Shared Tech','BBB', mid(SUBLOB, 4))

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## Re: If Expression Not Working As Expected

Hi, what happens when you do this:

=If(mid(SUBLOB, 4) = 'AAA Shared Tech','BBB', mid(SUBLOB, 4))

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## Re: If Expression Not Working As Expected

Hello Niclas:

Thanks for the response.  I still get AAA Shared Tech in the straight table.  It doesn't change to BBB.

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## Re: If Expression Not Working As Expected

May be this

=If(WildMatch(SUBLOB, '???AAA Shared Tech*'), 'BBB', Mid(SUBLOB, 4))

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## Re: If Expression Not Working As Expected

Hello Niclas:

This is a bit embarrassing, but your solution actually does work and I will mark your response as the correct one.  I had another problem with my If expression in that I was using the wrong starting position for the mid function.  Instead of starting at 4, it should have been 5.    My apologies for any inconvenience.  Thank you for your help.

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## Re: If Expression Not Working As Expected

Hello Sunny:

Please see my latest response to Niclas.  Niclas's solution does indeed work.  Your solution also works.  Thank you for your response.  I appreciate it.