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Old January 13th, 2014, 01:28 PM
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Default Combine a Phone rule with a phone format rule

I need to add a Phone format rule to an existing phone rule.
if (Field("Phone3")!="")
return Field("Phone2");
if (Field("Phone2")=="")
return Field("Phone1");
else return ("");

I need to add the formatting to this rule so that it comes out as:
(***) ***-***x for Phone 1
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Old January 13th, 2014, 05:32 PM
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Default Re: Combine a Phone rule with a phone format rule

Probably the easiest way to accomplish this is to create several (3?) different versions of the "Change phone format Rule" XML Template, each of which works on a different phone number field. You'll want to edit the name of each of these rules to reflect the corresponding phone number field it's using, such as "Phone 1 Format", "Phone 2 Format", etc. Then the rule you posted above can simply call out the XML Template rules instead of the fields, something like this:
Code:
if (Rule("Phone 3 Format")!="")
   return Rule("Phone 2 Format");
if (Rule("Rule2 Format")=="")
   return Rule("Phone 1 Format");
//else
   return ("");
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Last edited by Dan Korn; January 31st, 2014 at 04:38 PM.. Reason: call Rule instead of Field
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Old January 31st, 2014, 03:24 PM
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Default Re: Combine a Phone rule with a phone format rule

Dan,

So sorry for not getting back with you on this.
It works perfectly. I didn't know it would do that.
Thanks so much for the tip.
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