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  • convert multi-line if statement to single line expression

    Is it possible to convert this to a single line expression. I don't know how to get the "end" to be recognized as a command and not a variable.

    Code:
    dim vendYN as C="Y"
    if vendYN="Y"
    	msgbox("Ending"))
    	end
    else
    	msgbox("Remain Open")
    end if
    Mike W
    __________________________
    "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"

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    Re: convert multi-line if statement to single line expression

    https://www.alphasoftware.com/docume...basic_GOTO.xml

    Goto End?
    Not sure that GoTo is valid in Xbasic, but it worked in SOBS basic.
    Last edited by Ted Giles; 01-23-2018, 02:59 PM.
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    • #3
      Re: convert multi-line if statement to single line expression

      You could turn it into a UDF and run that instead.
      Robin

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      • #4
        Re: convert multi-line if statement to single line expression

        Originally posted by MoGrace View Post
        You could turn it into a UDF and run that instead.
        Nope, that doesn't work. The end command in the called UDF just ends the called UDF not the parent UDF. Functions can be called in expressions but I don't see that command can be initialized. And goto is even more tricky.
        Mike W
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        • #5
          Re: convert multi-line if statement to single line expression

          dim vendYN as C="Y";if vendYN="Y"; msgbox("Ending");end;else;msgbox("Remain Open");end if
          There can be only one.

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          • #6
            Re: convert multi-line if statement to single line expression

            Anxious to hear if Stan's expression worked for Mike's use. btw Mike - how are you using this?
            Robin

            Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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            • #7
              Re: convert multi-line if statement to single line expression

              Stan's expression does the job.
              Based on what it's doing, there is really no need for the else, so I shortened it just a bit.

              Code:
              dim vendYN as C="Y";if vendYN="Y"; msgbox("Ending");end;end if;msgbox("Remain Open")
              Gregg
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              • #8
                Re: convert multi-line if statement to single line expression

                I was looking at this to pass a few minutes and found this statement in the Alpha wiki "Note: You cannot put an END FUNCTION statement inside an IF ... END IF block." see https://www.alphasoftware.com/docume...Xbasic_END.xml

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                • #9
                  Re: convert multi-line if statement to single line expression

                  Great, Stan! And thanks everyone.
                  I use a global director variable (vendYN) within all UDF's set to "yes" at the start and changed to "no" with action cancels and a multitude of other events so there is a return director to the calling UDF to key upon to continue forward or halt the sequence. I have been using the multi-line if statement, but really want a single line expression. Now I have one. Thank you.

                  Code:
                  dim shared vn_limit as N=10
                  dim shared vendYN as C
                  
                  'run UDF
                  count_to_number(15)
                  if vendYN="Y"; msgbox("Ending");end;end if 
                  
                  msgbox("Onward")
                  end 
                  
                  FUNCTION count_to_number as C (input as N )
                  
                  dim vn_lno as N
                  dim shared number_list as C=""
                  for i = 1 to input
                  	number_list=number_list+chr(44)
                  next
                  
                  vn_lno=len(number_list)
                  msgbox("length",(""+vn_lno))
                  
                  if vn_lno>vn_limit;vendYN="Y";else vendYN="N";end if
                  
                  END FUNCTION
                  Mike W
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