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Properties | Expression based on Renovation Status

Josh Verran
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I have set up a CONCAT expression to merge a bunch of various properties and text (for the sake of this example I'll refer to it as CONCAT-1.

 

I want the expression to present different information depending on the renovation status of the element.

 

I think what I need is an IF function, something like:

IF the element is new then show CONCAT-1,

IF the element is existing then show CONCAT-2,

IF the element is to be demolished then show CONCAT-3.

However, I am not having much luck at all with the IF function in the expressions.

 


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Josh Verran
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If it's of any use I have pasted the expression I have at the moment, where I have attemped an IF function, I'm cleary missing a fundamental step of how the IF function works wither particular respect to the "logical" field but not sure how to tackle.

 

IF ( {Property:CategoryPropertyDefinitionGroup/Renovation Status}=new, (CONCAT ( {Property:B1 | STRUCTURE/Timber size}, " ", {Property:B2 | DURABILITY/Treatment}, " ", "(", {Property:B1 | STRUCTURE/Type \/ Grade}, ")", " ", ( SPLITRIGHT ( {Property:ClassificationSystemPropertyDefinitionGroup/CBI Classification - Level 4 - 2019}, " ", 2 ) ), " with ", "Studs @ ", {Property:B1 | STRUCTURE/Studs}, " and ", "Nogs @ ", {Property:B1 | STRUCTURE/Nogs} )), - )

 

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Rajesh Patil
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Hi, I think you have made simple mistake in typing by missing " " signs . Renovation  = "New Status" and a the end "-"

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do try and let me know if I am able to solve your problem 👍

Rajesh Patil
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You would be better using the IFS statement instead of IF, which would be more direct. Make sure the return type is set properly and also the classification.

Gerry

Windows 11 - Visual Studio 2022; ArchiCAD 27
Josh Verran
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Thanks guys,  I think I'm getting closer.

I ended up trying the IFS function as I have 3x logical tests (reno status').

Have only entered two so far.

 

Below is what I have updated to, but still comes up with syntax error.

I expanded out to hopefully make it clearer, I also included the default IFS fields as a guide.

 

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Actually even simplify the IFS expression is still producing a syntax error.
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Remove the square brackets. Square brackets indicate the statements is optional and brackets should not be included.

Values are case sensitive Values should be "New" and "Existing"

Gerry

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Josh Verran
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Thanks, so close, still coming up against syntax errors as I develop further.
I have done a screen recording https://youtu.be/vGhFH_tvyeQ


I have tried to develop further using IFS
The below works

IFS ( {Property:CategoryPropertyDefinitionGroup/Renovation Status} = "New", ( ( CONCAT ( {Property:CategoryPropertyDefinitionGroup/Renovation Status}, " ", {Property:B1 | STRUCTURE/Timber size}, " ", {Property:B2 | DURABILITY/Treatment}, " ", "(", {Property:B1 | STRUCTURE/Type \/ Grade}, ")", " ", ( SPLITRIGHT ( {Property:ClassificationSystemPropertyDefinitionGroup/CBI Classification - Level 4 - 2019}, " ", 2 ) ), " with ", "Studs @ ", {Property:B1 | STRUCTURE/Studs}, " and ", "Nogs @ ", {Property:B1 | STRUCTURE/Nogs} ) ) ) )

 

If I try adding another expression beneath it doesn't recognize the second expression


 

IFS ( {Property:CategoryPropertyDefinitionGroup/Renovation Status} = "Existing", ( CONCAT ( {Property:CategoryPropertyDefinitionGroup/Renovation Status}, " ", ( SPLITRIGHT ( {Property:ClassificationSystemPropertyDefinitionGroup/CBI Classification - Level 4 - 2019}, " ", 2 ) ), " to remain" ) ) )

 

If I try add to the end of the first expression, I stell get syntax errors.


IFS ( {Property:CategoryPropertyDefinitionGroup/Renovation Status} = "New", ( ( CONCAT ( {Property:CategoryPropertyDefinitionGroup/Renovation Status}, " ", {Property:B1 | STRUCTURE/Timber size}, " ", {Property:B2 | DURABILITY/Treatment}, " ", "(", {Property:B1 | STRUCTURE/Type \/ Grade}, ")", " ", ( SPLITRIGHT ( {Property:ClassificationSystemPropertyDefinitionGroup/CBI Classification - Level 4 - 2019}, " ", 2 ) ), " with ", "Studs @ ", {Property:B1 | STRUCTURE/Studs}, " and ", "Nogs @ ", {Property:B1 | STRUCTURE/Nogs} ) ) ) ),( {Property:CategoryPropertyDefinitionGroup/Renovation Status} = "Existing", ( CONCAT ( {Property:CategoryPropertyDefinitionGroup/Renovation Status}, " ", ( SPLITRIGHT ( {Property:ClassificationSystemPropertyDefinitionGroup/CBI Classification - Level 4 - 2019}, " ", 2 ) ), " to remain" ) ) )

 

If I try add square brackets like in the default I still get syntax errors.

 


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The default looks like this.
IFS ( LogicalCondition1, Value1, [LogicalCondition2, Value2], ... )
If I just try replacing the fields and leaving brackets in place I would have thought that would work.


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Success!!!

IFS ( {Property:CategoryPropertyDefinitionGroup/Renovation Status} = "New", ( ( CONCAT ( {Property:CategoryPropertyDefinitionGroup/Renovation Status}, " ", {Property:B1 | STRUCTURE/Timber size}, " ", {Property:B2 | DURABILITY/Treatment}, " ", "(", {Property:B1 | STRUCTURE/Type \/ Grade}, ")", " ", ( SPLITRIGHT ( {Property:ClassificationSystemPropertyDefinitionGroup/CBI Classification - Level 4 - 2019}, " ", 2 ) ), " with ", "Studs @ ", {Property:B1 | STRUCTURE/Studs}, " and ", "Nogs @ ", {Property:B1 | STRUCTURE/Nogs} ) ) ), {Property:CategoryPropertyDefinitionGroup/Renovation Status} = "Existing", ( ( CONCAT ( {Property:CategoryPropertyDefinitionGroup/Renovation Status}, " ", ( SPLITRIGHT ( {Property:ClassificationSystemPropertyDefinitionGroup/CBI Classification - Level 4 - 2019}, " ", 2 ) ), " to remain " ) ) ), {Property:CategoryPropertyDefinitionGroup/Renovation Status} = "To Be Demolished", ( ( CONCAT ( ( SPLITRIGHT ( {Property:ClassificationSystemPropertyDefinitionGroup/CBI Classification - Level 4 - 2019}, " ", 2 ) ), {Property:CategoryPropertyDefinitionGroup/Renovation Status} ) ) ) )


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