limit(
VALUE
,
MINIMUM
,
MAXIMUM
)

The limit( function checks to see if a value is between a minimum and maximum value. If it is, the value is returned unchanged. If it is below the minimum, the minimum value is returned. If it is above the maximum the maximum value is returned.

Parameters

This function has three parameters:

value – the original value. This value may be a number, a date, or text.

minimum – the minimum value to be returned. The minimum may be a number, a date, or text, but the type must be the same as the value parameter.

maximum – the maximum value to be returned. The maximum may be a number, a date, or text, but the type must be the same as the value parameter.

Description

This function checks to see if a value is between a minimum and maximum value. If it is, the value is returned unchanged. If it is below the minimum, the minimum value is returned. If it is above the maximum the maximum value is returned.

``````limit(5 , 10 , 20) ☞ 10
limit(15 , 10 , 20) ☞ 15
limit(25 , 10 , 20) ☞ 20
limit("A" , "D" , "J") ☞ D
limit("G" , "D" , "J") ☞ G
limit("X" , "D" , "J") ☞ J
``````

Note: This function is equivalent to:

``````min(max(thevalue,themin),themax)
``````

• < -- compares two values to see if the first value is less than the second value.
• <= -- compares two values to see if the first value is less than or equal to the second value.
• <> -- compares two values to see if they are different.
• = -- compares two values to see if they are the same.
• > -- compares two values to see if the first value is greater than the second value.
• >= -- compares two values to see if the first value is greater than or equal to the second value.
• beginswith -- returns true if the value on the left starts with the value on the right, false if it doesn't.
• between( -- checks to see if a value is between two other values.
• contains -- returns true if the value on the left contains the value on the right, false if it doesn't.
• containsword -- returns true if the text contains a specified word, false if it doesn't.
• endswith -- returns true if the value on the left ends with the value on the right, false if it doesn't.
• like -- checks to see if the text on the left matches the wildcard pattern specified on the right.
• match -- checks to see if the text on the left matches the wildcard pattern specified on the right.
• matchexact -- checks to see if the text on the left matches the wildcard pattern specified on the right.
• notbetween( -- checks to see if a value is *not* between two other values.
• notcontains -- returns true if the value on the left does not contain the value on the right, false if it does.
• notmatch -- checks to see if the text on the left does not match the wildcard pattern specified on the right.
• notmatchexact -- checks to see if the text on the left doesn't match the wildcard pattern specified on the right.
• regexmatch -- checks to see if the text on the left matches the regular expression on the right (see Regular Expressions).
• regexmatchexact -- checks to see if the text on the left matches the regular expression on the right (see Regular Expressions).
• soundex( -- computes a four character code that roughly corresponds to the phonetic pronunciation of the word.
• soundslike -- compares two words to see if they "sound like" each other.

History

 Version Status Notes 10.0 No Change Carried over from Panorama 6.0.