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something wrong with my if expression

Hi Guys,

I'm proberly doing something wrong, I have a filename: Commercial_ED_REL_GCPR_272022793_2011-12-29.txt

Where I allready extracted the Ordernumber from by using the following expression:

     mid(filename(),Index(filename(),'PR_')+3,9) as OrderNo,

Now I'm trying to add an if statement to it, if the number after 'PR_'starts with 27 then 'True' otherwise 'False'.

This is my expression:

     if(mid(filename(),index(filename(),'PL_')+3,2)='27','True','False') as Test,

There must be something wrong with my expression since I only get False as a result.

Hope someone can help

Thanks in advance!

Carter

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MVP
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something wrong with my if expression

Shouldn't you use 'PR_' as second argument to the index function?

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MVP
MVP

something wrong with my if expression

Shouldn't you use 'PR_' as second argument to the index function?

stephen-a_redmo
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something wrong with my if expression

Hi,

I find that too many functions and subfunctions can confuse me so I will generally turn to the Preceeding Load to do this type of thing:

Load

          if(Left(OrderNo, 2)=27, 'True', 'False') As Is27,

          *;

Load

          SubField(filename, '_', 5) as OrderNo,

          *;

LOAD Field1,

     Field2,

     Field3,

     FileName() as filename

FROM

[Commercial_ED_REL_GCPR_272022793_2011-12-29.txt]

(txt, codepage is 1252, embedded labels, delimiter is ',', msq);

Note that I have used the SubField function to extract the OrderNo - I think that it is a better method if the filename has a fixed structure like this.

Regards,

Stephen

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Re: something wrong with my if expression

Hi Stefan,

Thanks! I'm appearantly not so sharp at the end of the day. lol But

you are right! It should have been 'PR_' instead of 'PL'_.

Carter

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Re: something wrong with my if expression

Thanks Stephen! That to is a very good approch

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