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iMacPromoter
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Multi Criterial to define value

I am creating a program for calculate labour charge. I created a Microsoft power form to collect 3 value. 

- No. of Normal working hour ($100)

- No. of OT  working hour ($200)

- No. of Overnight working hour ($300)

 

I have use "initialize variable" create value collect no. of working hour and int the value for calculation.

Before multiple hourly charge and email the result out, we need to verify number of working hours as below criterial. 

If value less than or equal to 0, value =0

If value larger than 0 and less than 2, value =2

If value larger than 2, value = value.

Which action should I use ? 

I found I am not able to use 2 or 3 if value in one compose. 

 

Please help to advise. Thanks!

 

iMac

 

 

  

 

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Thank you very much for your reply. However, I found error as below. Could you please help on that? Thanks!

iMacPromoter_0-1678693660843.png

The formula = 

if(lessOrEquals(variables('TotalNormalHour'),0),0,if(and(greater(variables('TotalNormalHour'),0),less(variables('TotalNormalHour'),2)),2,if(greater(variables('TotalNormalHour'),2),variables('TotalNormalHour'))))
 
Error message:
iMacPromoter_1-1678693846666.png

 

iMac

 

 

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Hi @iMacPromoter ,

Sorry, the formula I gave did not take into account the case of equal to 2, so the formula failed.

Please try :

if(lessOrEquals(variables('TotalNormalHour'),0),0,if(and(greater(variables('TotalNormalHour'),0),lessOrEquals(variables('TotalNormalHour'),2)),2,if(greater(variables('TotalNormalHour'),2),variables('TotalNormalHour'))))

 

 

Best Regards

Cheng Feng

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grantjenkins
Super User
Super User

I would suggest making a few changes to your Microsoft Form as described below. For all of your Working Hours fields do the following.

  • Restrict the entry for all the hours to number greater than or equal to 0.
  • Make the fields required.
  • Add subtitle informing the user to enter 0 if no hours.

This will ensure the data you get in your flow is never empty and a number greater than or equal to 0.

grantjenkins_0-1678712608301.png

 

Clicking on Submit with no value entered.

grantjenkins_1-1678712679596.png

 

Entering a number less than 0

grantjenkins_2-1678712699004.png

 

Entering a non-number

grantjenkins_3-1678712769639.png

 

Then within your flow use the following expressions.

//Initialize variable - change to your actual Microsoft Form field
float(outputs('Get_response_details')?['body/r36af96f52ccb46ea8a572a44cc9094c0'])

//Compose
if(
    and(
        greater(variables('numberOfNormalWorkingHours'), 0),
        lessOrEquals(variables('numberOfNormalWorkingHours'), 2)
    ),
    2,
    if(
        greater(variables('numberOfNormalWorkingHours'), 2),
        variables('numberOfNormalWorkingHours'),
        0
    )
)

 

grantjenkins_4-1678712865101.png


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Chriddle
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Super User

You do the calculation in the compose action, but in the mail you still use the variable.

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I'm not sure if you're familiar with programming languages, etc. but I've rewritten the below formula in plain form and JavaScript to hopefully clarify how it works.

grantjenkins_0-1679452701128.png

 

numberOfWorkingHours = 2.5 (your number)
result

if numberOfWorkingHours is greater than 0 and numberOfWorkingHours is less than or equal to 2 then
    result = 2
else if numberOfWorkingHours is greather than 2 then
    result = numberOfWorkingHours
else
    result = 0

 

//JavaScript
var numberOfWorkingHours = 2; //your number
var result;

if(numberOfWorkingHours > 0 && numberOfWorkingHours <= 2) {
    result = 2;
}
else if(numberOfWorkingHours > 2) {
    result = numberOfWorkingHours;
}
else {
    result = 0;
}

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Hi @iMacPromoter ,

Please try:

if(lessOrEquals(variables('no.of working hour'),0),0,if(and(greater(variables('no.of working hour'),0),less(variables('no.of working hour'),2)),'2',if(greater(variables('no.of working hour'),2),variables('no.of working hour'))))

I made a template for your reference

vchengfenmsft_1-1678685263624.png

 

vchengfenmsft_3-1678685312518.png

Here is result:

vchengfenmsft_0-1678685172059.png

vchengfenmsft_2-1678685276598.png

 

 

Best Regards

Cheng Feng

Thank you very much for your reply. However, I found error as below. Could you please help on that? Thanks!

iMacPromoter_0-1678693660843.png

The formula = 

if(lessOrEquals(variables('TotalNormalHour'),0),0,if(and(greater(variables('TotalNormalHour'),0),less(variables('TotalNormalHour'),2)),2,if(greater(variables('TotalNormalHour'),2),variables('TotalNormalHour'))))
 
Error message:
iMacPromoter_1-1678693846666.png

 

iMac

 

 

Hi @iMacPromoter ,

Sorry, the formula I gave did not take into account the case of equal to 2, so the formula failed.

Please try :

if(lessOrEquals(variables('TotalNormalHour'),0),0,if(and(greater(variables('TotalNormalHour'),0),lessOrEquals(variables('TotalNormalHour'),2)),2,if(greater(variables('TotalNormalHour'),2),variables('TotalNormalHour'))))

 

 

Best Regards

Cheng Feng

I found the formula is still not works and I found the flow will pass on value =0 or below 2. If value over 2 than error will shown. But if value over 0 and below 2, the value will not auto adjust to 2. Could you please advise? Thansk!

 

iMacPromoter_0-1678701527044.png

 

iMac

grantjenkins
Super User
Super User

I would suggest making a few changes to your Microsoft Form as described below. For all of your Working Hours fields do the following.

  • Restrict the entry for all the hours to number greater than or equal to 0.
  • Make the fields required.
  • Add subtitle informing the user to enter 0 if no hours.

This will ensure the data you get in your flow is never empty and a number greater than or equal to 0.

grantjenkins_0-1678712608301.png

 

Clicking on Submit with no value entered.

grantjenkins_1-1678712679596.png

 

Entering a number less than 0

grantjenkins_2-1678712699004.png

 

Entering a non-number

grantjenkins_3-1678712769639.png

 

Then within your flow use the following expressions.

//Initialize variable - change to your actual Microsoft Form field
float(outputs('Get_response_details')?['body/r36af96f52ccb46ea8a572a44cc9094c0'])

//Compose
if(
    and(
        greater(variables('numberOfNormalWorkingHours'), 0),
        lessOrEquals(variables('numberOfNormalWorkingHours'), 2)
    ),
    2,
    if(
        greater(variables('numberOfNormalWorkingHours'), 2),
        variables('numberOfNormalWorkingHours'),
        0
    )
)

 

grantjenkins_4-1678712865101.png


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Chriddle
Super User
Super User

You only need 2 comparisons and coalesce() handles null value:

if(
	greater(coalesce(outputs('No'), 0), 2),
	outputs('No'),
	if(
		greater(coalesce(outputs('No'), 0), 0),
		2,
		0
	)
)

 

Hello,

 

        Thank you very much for your reply. I have changed the form and code in the float. I found compose parts is works. But when I paste it in email and calculate (* hourly charge). I found the value is still keep before compose. (e.g. input value =1, in compose action =2, in email =1.) I have tried to add apply to each but show below error message. Please help! Thanks!

iMacPromoter_1-1678759733811.png

iMacPromoter_2-1678760559636.png

iMacPromoter_3-1678760652823.png

 

iMac

Chriddle
Super User
Super User

You do the calculation in the compose action, but in the mail you still use the variable.

iMacPromoter
Frequent Visitor

Dear all,

 

         Thank you very much for your support.  Finally I successfully create my first flow for my company. I would like to ask more on the IF script. Could you please help to advise? Thanks!

If(and(greater(variables('TotalNormalHour'),0),lessOrEquals(variables('TotalNormalHour'),2)),2,If(greater(variables('TotalNormalHour'),2),variables('TotalNormalHour'),0))

1. For If statement, can we use more than 1 If statement in one compose action (or any limit on If statement in one compose)

2. What is the function of and in this formula? How should I use? 

 

iMac

Hi @iMacPromoter ,

Sorry, it took so long to reply to you,

the link below is the formula document link about power automate, please check

Reference guide for expression functions - Azure Logic Apps | Microsoft Learn

 

 

Hope this helps you

 

Best Regards

Cheng Feng

I'm not sure if you're familiar with programming languages, etc. but I've rewritten the below formula in plain form and JavaScript to hopefully clarify how it works.

grantjenkins_0-1679452701128.png

 

numberOfWorkingHours = 2.5 (your number)
result

if numberOfWorkingHours is greater than 0 and numberOfWorkingHours is less than or equal to 2 then
    result = 2
else if numberOfWorkingHours is greather than 2 then
    result = numberOfWorkingHours
else
    result = 0

 

//JavaScript
var numberOfWorkingHours = 2; //your number
var result;

if(numberOfWorkingHours > 0 && numberOfWorkingHours <= 2) {
    result = 2;
}
else if(numberOfWorkingHours > 2) {
    result = numberOfWorkingHours;
}
else {
    result = 0;
}

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Dear Cheng,

 

       Sorry that I have difficulties in combine function (more than 1 function in a formula). I am not able to find any limitation information in If function. In power automate, if I have more than one criteria to determine a value. Which function should I use on this situation? Please advise. Thanks!

 

iMac

Dear Grantjenkins,

 

             Thank you very much for your reply. It is much better to see traditional programming language. I know the script meaning but I only have difficulties using if else in power automate.  Is it means if I want to add more scenario in below formula, I show add "IF (XXXX,XX),XX,XX" in 0 location? Please advise. Thanks!

 

If(and(greater(variables('TotalNormalHour'),0),lessOrEquals(variables('TotalNormalHour'),2)),2,If(greater(variables('TotalNormalHour'),2),variables('TotalNormalHour'),0)) 

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