ELSE

The ELSE command designates a conditional action to be performed in an IF statement. All actions placed after the ELSE in an IF statement are performed only if the test in the IF statement generates a value of FALSE.

Syntax

ELSE statement ; [ ...statement; ] ENDIF;
Parameter Description

statement

Those operations that are to be performed in the event that the IF test including the ELSE command produces a FALSE, or 0, result.

Notes

  • The ELSE command can only be used in conjunction with an IF command.

  • You do not need to end ELSE statements with ENDIF statements. Only IF statements should be ended with ENDIF statements.

Example

The following example is based on the Sample Basic database. This calculation script tests to see if the current member in the Market dimension is a descendant of West or East. If so, Essbase multiplies the value for Marketing by 1.5. If the current member is not a descendant of West or East, Essbase multiplies the value for Marketing by 1.1.

Marketing
(IF (@ISMBR(@DESCENDANTS(West))
   OR
    (@ISMBR(@DESCENDANTS(East)))
Marketing = Marketing * 1.5;
ELSE
Marketing = Marketing * 1.1;
ENDIF;

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