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Topic Title: Need help with IF statement Simple equality test, if:
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Created On: 12/01/2017 02:45 PM
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 12/01/2017 02:45 PM
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n00b (>6 posts)

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Hi Everyone,


Need help with an IF statement, it seems to be erroring out only on this step and can't figure out why.  What I'm trying to do is have automate connect to a db > run a select statement > if one of the columns in that statement has a value greater than 1 > send an email.


More in detail:

1. Establish a connection to db using connection string OK

2. Execute a SELECT statement and Create and populate dataset (Error_Report_Count) OK

3. IF Statement >

General > Condition > Simple equality test, if:

%Error_Report_Count.COLUMN4% NOT OK


The error it gives me is 

Expression evaluation failed: "A variable or function in the expression does not exist or is misspelled "


Any help or guidance on how to troubleshoot will be greatly appreciated!


Thank you!

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AutoMate 10 version: 10.5.0
Windows version: Windows Server 2008 R2
 12/04/2017 06:22 AM
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Leonard Amabile

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That error message means that the dataset.field that you are referencing is invalid. Is the column name truly column4?

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 12/07/2017 02:30 PM
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Student (5-19 posts)

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What is the expected content of the column you're calling Column4?
OK/Not OK?

It looks to me that your comparison needs to be
%Error_Report_Count.COLUMN4% <> "OK"
%Error_Report_Count.COLUMN4% = "NOT OK"
... or something like that.

You need a comparison symbol and either a numeric value or a string within quotes.

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