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While loop

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The While loop is used if the number of iterations is unknown, but you know the condition that should be met for the loop to continue. The settings of this action are similar to the If.. then action and it has similar parameters.

 

Attention: it is possible to make an infinite loop with While Loop if you specify the condition incorrectly. So, be careful while creating a task if you do not intend to make an infinite loop, of course.

 

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Compare Values As

Select the type of data for the expressions that you want to compare.

As String - compares two values with alphanumeric characters.
As Number - compares two integer values.
As Date and Time - compares two date/time values.
As Boolean - checks for a true/false or yes/no condition. If you select this option, the If Value Is option appears, allowing you to select the condition of the Boolean.

 

If Value Is

Appears if you select As Boolean in the Compare Values As area. This option allows you to set the value of the Boolean check. You can select false for certain actions to occur if a condition does not exist. You can select true for certain actions to occur if a condition does exist.

 

First Operand

Enter the value of the first expression you want to compare.

 

Comparison Type

Select the operator for the comparison from the following:

= Equal to
<> Not equal
>= More than or equal to
> More
<= Less than or equal to
< Less than

 

Case Sensitive

Click to make the comparison dependent on whether upper case or lower case characters are used in the expressions.

 

Second Operand

Enter the value of the second expression you want to compare.

 

It is possible to use a combination from several conditions in the actions If..Then, ElseIf..Then and While Loop.  To add a condition, press the button Add Another Condition. You will see the similar dialog of editing of the comparison condition.

If you use more than one condition, you will see the list of conditions instead of parameters of conditions.

 

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The combination of conditions

Two variants of the combination of conditions are possible.

Match all of the following conditions – the common result of the comparing will be True if all enumerated conditions return the result True (logical AND).
Match any of the following conditions - the common result of the comparing will be True if at least one of the enumerated conditions returns the result True (logical OR).

 

Variable

Allows you to add a variable to the action or triggering event that you selected. You must place the cursor in a edit box in the settings dialog window of the action or event and then click the {V} button.

 

note Related Topics

File Loop

Text Loop

Dataset Loop

Simple Loop

End Loop

Break

Continue

If Then

Else

End If

ElseIf Then

Exit