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Calculation's Boolean Function to search string values on lists

The idea is to search for a specific value in a list of enumstring fields in order to rank them by weight. Today the list functions only operate with numeric values or dates for this cases like MAX().

An example of use would be for a list with the following values

List = 'Low','Very High','Low','High','Medium','Low','No Determined','Medium'

Example of calculation, where bInListStr is the boolean function required:

if (bInListStr(List,'Very High')) then 4

elif (bInListStr(List,'High')) then 3

elif (bInListStr(List,'Medium')) then 2

elif (bInListStr(List,'Low')) then 1

else 0


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  • Aug 21 2020
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    JOHN Lundgren commented
    17 Nov, 2020 02:15am

    Thank you again for submiting this RFE!

    The OpenPages 8.2 Release that GAed in June 2020 allows for the following:

    ? if (contains(List,'Very High')) then 4

    elif (contains(List,'High')) then 3

    elif (contains(List,'Medium')) then 2

    elif (contains(List,'Low')) then 1

    else 0


  • Admin
    JOHN Lundgren commented
    10 Sep, 2020 06:55pm

    Thank you for submitting this RFE!

    The IBM team is evaluating this RFE. A decision or request for more information will be provided within 90 days.

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