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## Setting a variable based on the value of another variable

I'm having some trouble with the If/Else If function. I'm not much of a coder, so some help would be greatly appreciated!

Some background - I have a Dropdown with 4 options. Those options are April, May, June, and July. I have the following formula in the OnChange value:

Set(DateVar,Dropdown1.SelectedText.Value)

I would like to create a second variable that is based on what is selected from the dropdown. Essentially if someone chooses "April" from the dropdown, I would like Var2 set to 4/1/2023.

I attempted to write an If/Else If statement that would do this and this is what I came up with. (Please forgive how obviously bad it is.)

If(DateVar = "April")
Set(Var2,4/1/23)
Else If(DateVar = "May")
Set(Var2,5/1/23)
Else If(DateVar = "June")
Set(Var2,6/1/23)
Else If(DateVar= = "July")
Set(Var2,7/1/23)
)

Clearly, this is incorrect, but I lack the knowledge to achieve what it is I'm attempting to accomplish. If any of you kind-hearted individuals could assist me, I would be forever in your debt.

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Super User

If you find the dates are being displayed after as .293925890 type integers by the way you may need to change them to

``DateValue("4/1/23")``

in your formula

As written they will evaluate as a math formula, see below

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``````Switch(DateVar,
"April", Set(Var2,4/1/23),
"May", Set(Var2,5/1/23),
"June", Set(Var2,6/1/23),
Set(Var2,7/1/23)
)``````
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Super User

If you find the dates are being displayed after as .293925890 type integers by the way you may need to change them to

``DateValue("4/1/23")``

in your formula

As written they will evaluate as a math formula, see below

_____________________________________________________________________________________
Like my answer? - Hit that Thumbs Up. Resolved the Issue? - Hit Accept as Solution.
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Regular Visitor

This combined with your other reply absolutely solved my issue 100%. You're a wizard and a godsend. Thank you!

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