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Update Static Text based on text field


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Hello, 

I'm working on Jaspersoft Studio and I want to update a Static Text Field based on owner field i receive from the database.  Lets say if owner is equsl to "JTI" then display "Ref Number" else display "Item Num" as static text. 

This is what I tried putting in Print When Expression: $F{OWNER}.equals("JTI") ? "Ref Number" : "Item Num" for the static text field but I'm getting the error java.lang.String cannot be case to Java.lang.Boolean. 

Can someone help me with this? 

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Use regular text field instead of static text component. *static* means you can't change it with value from a database.

Also, Print When Expression is used to put an expression that is used to determine whether to display the text or not.

What you want to do is use a regular text component and put your expression in the regular expression field.

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