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[SOLVED] dialog manager help with amper variables

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April 08, 2020, 05:15 PM
leo13
[SOLVED] dialog manager help with amper variables
Hi,

I can't seem to get the following syntax to work. I am trying to convert a term code into a year and a season. The codes are 6 characters (really all numbers). The first four represent the year and the last two represent the season (fall or spring). If the season is fall, then you need to subtract 1 from the year. If the season is spring, then you use the year "as is". So, 202020 is Spring 2020, but 202010 is Fall 2019. When I run my report I want the user to enter the term code and then I want to figure out the semester so that in my headings I can say "Spring 2020" or "Fall 2019".
In the code below, &term_season, &term_year1, and &term_year2 work fine when I -TYPE them out, but I can't get &term_year to work. I keep getting a syntax error. I've tried a bunch of things but can never get it to work. Any help would be appreciated!


-SET &term_season = IF EDIT(&term_code,'$$$$99') EQ '10' THEN 'Fall' ELSE IF EDIT(&term_code,'$$$$99') EQ '20' THEN 'Spring' ELSE 'Other';
-TYPE term_season is &term_season
-SET &term_year1 = EDIT(&term_code,'9999');
-TYPE term_year1 is &term_year1
-SET &term_year2 = &term_year1 - 1;
-TYPE term_year2 is &term_year2
-SET &term_year = IF &term_season EQ 'Fall' then &term_year2 ELSE IF &term_season EQ 'Spring' THEN &term_year1 ELSE '';
-TYPE term_year is &term_year

Here is my output:

An error has occurred

Detail:
term_season is Spring
term_year1 is 2020
term_year2 is 2019
ERROR AT OR NEAR LINE 28 IN PROCEDURE ADHOCRQ FOCEXEC *
(FOC266) IF .. THEN .. ELSE .. SYNTAX ERROR

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April 08, 2020, 06:14 PM
jfr99
Hi leo13,

The SYNTAX ERROR is because your first then is lower case ... it needs to be THEN (Upper Case)


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April 09, 2020, 07:15 PM
Hallway

Agreed. The keyword THEN needs to be capitalized.

Also, I have noticed that when using DM commands, it is helpful to use the .EVAL or .QUOTEDSTRING on the parameters:

-SET &term_year = IF &term_season.EVAL EQ 'Fall' THEN &term_year2.QUOTEDSTRING ELSE IF &term_season.EVAL EQ 'Spring' THEN &term_year1.QUOTEDSTRING ELSE '';

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Hallway

 
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