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Edit Conditions

The Edit Conditions dialog box is used to add a new condition or edit an existing condition. It appears when you select the button Add button or Edit button in the Conditional Formatting dialog box, or select the button Add button or Edit button in the Insert Link dialog box or Edit Link dialog box if the Conditional Link check box in the dialog box is selected.

Advanced/Basic

Switches the dialog box to the advanced mode/basic mode.

OK

Applies the settings and exits the dialog box.

Cancel

Cancels the settings and closes the dialog box.

Help button

Displays the help document about this feature.

Close button

Ignores the setting and closes this dialog box.

Basic Mode

The basic mode provides function for creating simple filter conditions which are connected by AND and OR operators.

Edit Conditions dialog - Basic mode

Delete button

Delete the current condition line.

Field

Specifies the field to be filtered.

Operator

Specifies the operator to compose the filter expression.

  • =
    Equal to
  • >
    Greater than
  • >=
    Greater than or equal to
  • <
    Less than
  • <=
    Less than or equal to
  • !=
    Not equal to
  • [not] in
    Causes an enumerated list of values to appear in the WHERE clause predicate, used for evaluating for a true condition. For the operator "in" or "not in", multiple values separated by comma (,) are allowed.
  • [not] like
    Like string pattern matching operator is used to compare the first expression string value to the pattern string (the second expression). If you want to use wildcard character in the pattern string, only "_" and "%" are supported.
  • [not] between
    Allows the system to evaluate whether or not data values are located between a range of values indicated in the predicate. For the operator "between" or "not between", there are two value text boxes for typing the same type of values.
  • is [not] null
    It is used in WHERE clause predicates to match null values occurring in a specified data field. For the operator "is null" or "is not null", the value text box is hidden.

Value

Specifies the value of how to filter the field. You can either type the value manually in the text box or select a value from the drop-down list. When you type the value manually, if multiple values are required, they should be separated with ",", and if "," or "\" is contained in the values, write it as "\," or "\\".

When you are editing conditional formatting on a field in a crosstab, the button Formula button is available. Select the button and you can choose an object from the value drop-down list to use its value in the condition.

Logic

Lists the logic operator.

  • AND
    Logic operator AND which is applied to this and the next line.
  • OR
    Logic operator OR which is applied to this and the next line.

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Advanced Mode

The advanced mode enables the building of more complex filter conditions via the grouping of conditions.

Edit Conditions dialog - Advanced mode

Add Condition

Adds a new condition line.

Delete

Deletes the selected condition line.

Group

Makes the selected conditions in a group. Conditions can also be added to an existing group by selecting the conditions and the group while holding the Ctrl button, and then selecting the Group button.

Ungroup

Makes the selected condition ungrouped.

Up

Moves the selected condition or group up to a higher level.

Down

Moves the selected condition or group down to a lower level.

Logic

Specifies the logic operator.

  • AND
    Logic operator AND which is applied to this and the next line.
  • OR
    Logic operator OR which is applied to this and the next line
  • AND NOT
    Logic operator AND NOT which is applied to this and the next line.
  • OR NOT
    Logic operator OR NOT which is applied to this and the next line.

Field

Specifies the field to be filtered.

Operator

Specifies the operator to compose the filter expression.

Value

Specifies the value of how to filter the field. You can either type the value manually in the text box or select a value from the drop-down list. When you type the value manually, if multiple values are required, they should be separated with ",", and if "," or "\" is contained in the values, write it as "\," or "\\".

When you are editing conditional formatting on a field in a crosstab, the button Formula button is available. Select the button and you can choose an object from the value drop-down list to use its value in the condition.

Condition Expression

Displays the SQL statement of the condition.

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