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Old December 10th, 2015, 09:36 AM
david.young david.young is offline
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Default Simple rule not working

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What should be simple has me perplexed, when this rule executes if there is no Business name the "and" shows.

if (Field("Business") == "")
return Field("First Name");
return Field("First Name") + ("and") + Field("Business") + Field("Name2");
return "";

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Old December 10th, 2015, 10:00 AM
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Default Re: Simple rule not working

I like to call the case where there is something in the field first so my code would look like this:
if (Field("Business") != "")
return Field("First Name") + "and" + Field("Business") + Field("Name2");
return Field("First Name");

You don't need the () around the "and"
You also had an extra return ""; at the end which isn't doing anything.
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Old December 10th, 2015, 10:30 AM
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Default Re: Simple rule not working

Are you sure that the field value is actually empty? Maybe there's a space in there. Check the data file carefully. If you have a text editor that can show whitespace characters, that would be helpful.

If there is some stray space in that field, you could use the Trim function to remove it, like so:
if (!Trim(Field("Business")))
    return Field("First Name");
return Field("First Name") + " and " + Field("Business") + " " + Field("Name2");
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Old December 10th, 2015, 03:06 PM
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Default Re: Simple rule not working

jwhittaker and Dan thanks for your help got it sorted out. I shouldn't try to wrote code with no sleep.
Dan your comment about a space in what appears to be an empty cell, that was one of my first thoughts, been burned by sloppy data several times.
Notepad ++ is one of my favorite pieces of software for looking for problems like that
Thanks again
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