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By: Nick - nick_nz

conditional field display

2006-02-27 12:38

I have a simple report - a phone list - where people have several phone numbers. I want to display the mobile number if present, otherwise display the land line. These are two seperate fields in the DB. What is the best way to do this?

 

 

 

 

By: Josh - wildbrows

RE: conditional field display

2006-02-27 13:14

You will want to use the java ?: operator. For the usage, see here: http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/java/nutsandbolts/other.html

 

Basically, you will want your variable or textfield expression to look something like this:

 

$F{mobile_number} == null ? $F{land_line} : $F{mobile_number}

 

That basically says if the mobile number field is null, then return the land line field, otherwise return the mobile number field

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