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Old 08-08-2001
Question How do I code 'not in this group'

I am trying to find if the entered value is not in a group. Here is my code.
Code:
if [ $1 not in ( "LVCH", "LVEI", "LVMI", "LVCH" )  ]
  then
    echo 'Sid is not in list. Try one of these in caps.'
    echo 'LVCH,  LVEI, LVMI, LVCH'
    exit
fi;

Any Ideas?

added code tags for readability --oombera

Last edited by oombera; 02-18-2004 at 10:56 AM..
# 2  
Old 08-08-2001
This probably isn't the shortest answer but here's one way:

Read in the variable and compare it, one at at time, to your groups. In other words, a nested if/else type of thing. But my guess is that you're trying to find a shortcut and have already thought of this method. If you find an answer before someone else gets back to you, please post it!

Also, I know you can do it with C, but just for comparisons sake, you may want to find a way to take your variable to caps or all to lower, (ie. toupper and tolower in C)
# 3  
Old 08-08-2001
From another dba I work with.

Code:
case $1 in
	"LVCH"|"LVEI"|"LVMI"|"LVCH") ;;
	*) echo 'Sid is not in list. Try one of these in caps.'
	   echo 'LVCH,  LVEI, LVMI, LVCH'
	   exit ;;
esac

Smilie

added code tags for readability --oombera

Last edited by oombera; 02-18-2004 at 10:56 AM..
# 4  
Old 08-08-2001
Another answer

Code:
if [ $1 != "LVCH" ]
then    
        if [ $1 != "LVEI" ]
        then
                if [ $1 != "LVMI" ]
                then
                        if [ $1 != "LVCH" ]
                        then
                              echo 'Sid is not in list.'
                              echo 'Try one of these in caps.'
                              echo 'LVCH,  LVEI, LVMI, LVCH'
                              exit
                        fi
                fi
        fi
fi;

Smilie

added code tags for readability --oombera

Last edited by oombera; 02-18-2004 at 10:57 AM..
 

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