VALUE1
or
VALUE2

The or operator returns true if either operand is true, or false if both are false.

Parameters

This operator has two parameters:

value1 – The first Boolean value.

value2 – The second Boolean value.

Description

The or operator combines two Boolean values by or-ing them together. This example checks to see if a transaction is being paid for with a credit card.

``````if PaymentMethod="Visa" or PaymentMethod="MasterCard"
Terms="Credit Card"
endif
``````

The result is true if the payment method is Visa or MasterCard.

Note that each side of the or operator must contain a complete formula. The formula below looks correct in English, but will not work in Panorama:

``````PaymentMethod="Visa" or "MasterCard" ☞ Error
``````

Here is the correct formula:

``````PaymentMethod="Visa" or PaymentMethod="MasterCard"
``````

Note: The Boolean values true and false are actually integer (numeric) values –1 and 0.

Note: If you are a “C” programmer, Panorama’s or operator is equivalent to C’s || operator. (In fact, Panorama will allow you to use || if you wish, however, you should avoid this if your formula also uses the pipe character for text constants like this: ||this is a constant||.)

Error Messages

Cannot OR a number with text. – Both operands must be numbers. If either operand contains a text value, an error occurs.

• < -- 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.
• and -- returns true if both operands are true.
• 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.
• boolstr( -- converts a Boolean value to text, either `"true"` or `"false"`.
• contains -- returns true if the value on the left contains the value on the right, 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.
• false( -- returns false.
• like -- checks to see if the text on the left matches the wildcard pattern specified on the right.
• limit( -- 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.
• 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.
• not -- reverses a boolean value.
• not( -- reverses a Boolean value
• 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.
• switch( -- chooses from a list of values.
• true( -- returns true.
• xor -- returns true if one of the two parameters is true, false if neither or both are true.

History

 Version Status Notes 10.0 No Change Carried over from Panorama 6.0