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Old 07-29-2011, 09:19 AM
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I am trying to create an "if then else" formula in a mail merge but cannot find the correct syntax. I have tried:
{IF {MERGEFIELD LAST_CURRENT} = "" {MERGEFIELD LAST_HS} {MERGEFIELD LAST_CURRENT} }

Obviously, the above doesn't work. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi Mike,

There's nothing obviously wrong with the field syntax. Are you sure none of the field braces were typed? If created manually, they must be created in pairs via Ctrl-F9. Also, are you sure your 'LAST_CURRENT' field actually outputs nothing for missing data (eg not a 0 or a space)?
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You're correct, I typed the field braces.
I created the field using "ctrl f9" for the braces and it worked...but you knew that!
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I'm running into a similar problem, and hopefully you can help. I get a syntax error and do not understand why.

Here is the simple calculation I am trying to do:

Cost / (90% * Rent), formatted with no decimals, where

Cost = $3,000.00
Rent = $247.00

which should yield 13.495276653171390013495276653171 but formatted and displayed as 13.

Here is the Word equation I entered:

{ =({MERGEFIELD Cost}/.9*{ MERGEFIELD Rent})) \# "0"}

Why do I get a syntax error?
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You have too many ')'! Your field should be coded along the lines of:
{={MERGEFIELD Cost}*{MERGEFIELD Rent}/0.9 \# "0"}
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