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Old 10-01-2018, 07:49 AM
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Hello

I am having a bit of difficulty figuring out a way to get this statement to work. I am pulling data from an online recruitment portal so my data source isn't particularly flexible.

This is the text:

(this line always appears)Please note that this offer is subject to the following conditions:
{IF{ MERGEFIELD pvgdisclosure}="PVG Children"
• PVG: You successfully gain and maintain membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme in relation to children " ""}{IF{ MERGEFIELD pvgdisclosure}="PVG Adults"
• PVG: You successfully gain and maintain membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme in relation to Adults" ""}{IF{ MERGEFIELD pvgdisclosure}="PVG Both"


• PVG: You successfully gain and maintain membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme in relation to Adults and Children" ""}{IF{ MERGEFIELD gtcs_apply}="Yes"
• GTCS: You successfully gain and maintain registration with the GTCS. " ""}{IF{ MERGEFIELD sssc_apply}="Yes"
• SSSC: You successfully gain and maintain registration with the Scottish Social Service Council. " ""}

The above currently works. However what I want to set is if none of the above applies, I want the merge to input this line:
•There are no applicable conditions to this offer.

Hopefully that makes sense?
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Old 10-01-2018, 01:56 PM
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You can achieve that by nesting the fields. For example:
{IF{MERGEFIELD pvgdisclosure}= "PVG Children" "• PVG: You successfully gain and maintain membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme in relation to children" {IF{MERGEFIELD pvgdisclosure}= "PVG Adults" "• PVG: You successfully gain and maintain membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme in relation to Adults" {IF{MERGEFIELD pvgdisclosure}= "PVG Both" "• PVG: You successfully gain and maintain membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme in relation to Adults and Children" "• There are no applicable conditions to this offer."}}}

It's not apparent, though, how your last two mergefields relate to this.
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Thanks for the swift reply Macropod. Essentially there are three questions relating to the pre-employment checks required and some, all or none will apply to an offer.

When building a nested statement, I understand to use ctrl+F9 to get the {} - can I just manually type the rest in it or are there other tricks I must use? I have tried gogling this but I can't seem to find a guide which relates to using multiple data inputs.
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When building a nested statement, I understand to use ctrl+F9 to get the {} - can I just manually type the rest in it or are there other tricks I must use?
You could use the Ctrl-F9 approach to build the fields. However, if you already have your three IF tests, you can simply nest them. For example:

{IF{MERGEFIELD pvgdisclosure}= "PVG Both" "• PVG: You successfully gain and maintain membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme in relation to Adults and Children" ""}

and:

• There are no applicable conditions to this offer.

become:

{IF{MERGEFIELD pvgdisclosure}= "PVG Both" "• PVG: You successfully gain and maintain membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme in relation to Adults and Children" "• There are no applicable conditions to this offer."}

just by dragging '• There are no applicable conditions to this offer.' into the existing final field code. Similarly:

{IF{MERGEFIELD pvgdisclosure}= "PVG Adults" "• PVG: You successfully gain and maintain membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme in relation to Adults" ""}

and:

{IF{MERGEFIELD pvgdisclosure}= "PVG Both" "• PVG: You successfully gain and maintain membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme in relation to Adults and Children" "• There are no applicable conditions to this offer."}

become:

{IF{MERGEFIELD pvgdisclosure}= "PVG Adults" "• PVG: You successfully gain and maintain membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme in relation to Adults" "{IF{MERGEFIELD pvgdisclosure}= "PVG Both" "• PVG: You successfully gain and maintain membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme in relation to Adults and Children" "• There are no applicable conditions to this offer."}"}

just by dragging the combined field from the previous process into the preceding field code. And, by doing that one more time, you end up with:

{IF{MERGEFIELD pvgdisclosure}= "PVG Children" "• PVG: You successfully gain and maintain membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme in relation to children" "{IF{MERGEFIELD pvgdisclosure}= "PVG Adults" "• PVG: You successfully gain and maintain membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme in relation to Adults" "{IF{MERGEFIELD pvgdisclosure}= "PVG Both" "• PVG: You successfully gain and maintain membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme in relation to Adults and Children" "• There are no applicable conditions to this offer."}"}"}

The only (inconsequential) difference between that an what I suggested in post #2 is that I've left in some redundant double-quotes in this post.

Alternatively, you could use the macro found under Convert Text Representations of Fields to Working Fields in the Mailmerge Tips and Tricks 'Sticky' thread at the top of this forum (http://www.msofficeforums.com/mail-m...ps-tricks.html) to convert the text representations of the field code in this post or post #2 into a working field code.
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Thanks for your reply, I can get this to work for the PVG question, but how do I incorporate the SSSC and GTCS questions into the formula?
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Before I can answer that, I'd need to know how those questions relate to the others. As I said in post #2, that relationship is by no means apparent.
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