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Creator II
Creator II

what is the correct syntax for endif?

Hi, 

I'm using an if...then statement and I was wondering what the correct syntax to end it would be.

The help says it is 'end if' -> with space and semicolon

The autocomplete suggests 'endif'

So my question is: 

  • do I need to use a space between endif, or does it make a difference?
  • do I need to use a semicolon afterwards?
  • do I need to use endif AT ALL (cause it seems to work witout it)

I was just trying something simple like:

if ComputerName() = '01.....' then

SET test = 1;

Else

SET test = 2;

END IF

 

Appreciate any help. Thanks!

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MVP
MVP

  • No it doesn't matter - you are free to use either ENDIF or END IF 
  • No you don't need a semicolon afterwards. It belongs to the group of script statements called "control statements" they have to stay on a single line and will be terminated either by a new line or a semicolon which is optional.
  • QlikView doesn't complain although it is a bit odd - the result is that all the rest of the load script belongs to the ELSE part. So it is a pretty bad idea leaving ENDIF out.

https://help.qlik.com/en-US/qlikview/April2019/Subsystems/Client/Content/QV_QlikView/Scripting/Scrip...

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MVP
MVP

  • No it doesn't matter - you are free to use either ENDIF or END IF 
  • No you don't need a semicolon afterwards. It belongs to the group of script statements called "control statements" they have to stay on a single line and will be terminated either by a new line or a semicolon which is optional.
  • QlikView doesn't complain although it is a bit odd - the result is that all the rest of the load script belongs to the ELSE part. So it is a pretty bad idea leaving ENDIF out.

https://help.qlik.com/en-US/qlikview/April2019/Subsystems/Client/Content/QV_QlikView/Scripting/Scrip...

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