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hatcher78
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Use Field Data as Operator

I want have the operator used in a custom column be based on the data in another field but keep getting an error.

 

For example, my dataset has the following fields

Field A (The DataPoint)     Field B (The Measurement Type)     Field C- (The Threshold)

               3                                                   >                                             1   

I want to write a custom column formula that says:

If [Field A] [Field B] [Field C] then 1 else 0

 

The formula works if i type in > instead of using [Field B], however, some rows use another operator (like = or <). Is there a way to write the formula with the operator being [Field B]?

 

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Hi @hatcher78 

 

But I have another idea how you can to it:

 

Measure =
SWITCH(
   SELECTEDVALUE([FieldB]),
   ">", IF([FieldA]>[FieldC],1,0),
   "<", IF([FieldA]<[FieldC],1,0),
   ">=", IF([FieldA]>=[FieldC],1,0),
   "<=", IF([FieldA]<=[FieldC],1,0)
)

 

Best regards
Michael
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Mikelytics
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Hi @hatcher78 

 

I really have never seen this anytime in any report so I would say it is not possible to transform a text field into an operator.

 

Best regards
Michael
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Hi @hatcher78 

 

But I have another idea how you can to it:

 

Measure =
SWITCH(
   SELECTEDVALUE([FieldB]),
   ">", IF([FieldA]>[FieldC],1,0),
   "<", IF([FieldA]<[FieldC],1,0),
   ">=", IF([FieldA]>=[FieldC],1,0),
   "<=", IF([FieldA]<=[FieldC],1,0)
)

 

Best regards
Michael
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