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InStr function

InStr function

InStr function

I'm trying to write a LotusScript that will loop through all the documents and write out SQL statements to the new relational database that will be storing this data.  One of the fields in the Notes document allows the user to check multiple fields (Cash, Surety or 10%).  If that field (BondType) contains Surety in ANY of the value array, then I need a string set to S otherwise the string should be C.  

I've tried:


If Instr(doc.GetItemValue("BondType"), "Surety") > 0 Then
     sBondType = "S"
     sBondType = "C"
End If
but that gives me a type mismatch error.

What am I doing wrong?



RE: InStr function

Hi Liz,

Personally, I am wary of giving Script or @Db functions parameters that it has to calculate. I know it should work, but most often it either protests at the compiler level, or just doesn't work.

So I would suggest that you load the doc.GetItemValue("BondType") into a String variable and use that in the Instr call.



I've got nothing to hide, and I'd very much like to keep that away from prying eyes.

RE: InStr function

Thanks, that's what I ended up doing!

finally got all the data transferred and everyone is thrilled!

hope all is well!


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