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  1. Preface
  2. The Transformation Language
  3. Constants
  4. Operators
  5. Dates
  6. Functions
  7. Creating Custom Functions
  8. Custom Function API Reference
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Transformation Language Reference

Transformation Language Reference

IN

IN

Matches input data to a list of values. By default, the match is case sensitive.

Syntax

IN(
valueToSearch, value1
, [
value2
, ...,
valueN
,]
CaseFlag
)
The following table describes the arguments for this command:
Argument
Required/
Optional
Description
valueToSearch
Required
Can be a string, date, or numeric value. Input value you want to match against a comma-separated list of values.
value
Required
Can be a string, date, or numeric value depending on the type specified for the valueToSearch argument. Comma-separated list of values you want to search for. Values can be ports in a transformation. There is no maximum number of values you can list.
CaseFlag
Optional
Must be an integer or NULL.
Determines whether the arguments in this function are case sensitive. You can enter any valid transformation expression.
When CaseFlag is a number other than 0, the function is case sensitive.
When CaseFlag is 0, the function is not case sensitive.
When CaseFlag is a null value, the function returns NULL when it does not match the arguments in the function. Otherwise, the CaseFlag returns 1 when it matches the argument in the function.
Default is case sensitive.

Return Value

TRUE (1) if the input value matches the list of values.
FALSE (0) if the input value does not match the list of values.
NULL if the input is a null value.

Example

The following expression determines if the input value is a safety knife, chisel point knife, or medium titanium knife. The input values do not have to match the case of the values in the comma-separated list:
IN( ITEM_NAME, ‘Chisel Point Knife’, ‘Medium Titanium Knife’, ‘Safety Knife’, 0 )
ITEM_NAME
RETURN VALUE
Stabilizing Vest
0 (FALSE)
Safety knife
1 (TRUE)
Medium Titanium knife
1 (TRUE)
NULL