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I've seen it in code examples before, but I'm trying to search and I just don't know what the term is called.

Basically lets say I have an If Then statement that is insanely long.

Isn't there a way to add an underscore at the end and continue onto the next line?

If a=1 or b=2 or c=3 or d=4 or e=5 or f=6 or g=7 _
h=8 or i=9 or j=10 or k=11 Then
<statement>
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That's the correct way but in your example there is a missing condition operator (AND, OR, ...) at the line split.

Edited by jchd

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That's the correct way but in your example there is a missing condition operator (AND, OR, ...) at the line split.

Can you give me a code example of the proper syntax. Mine was just an example. Not sure where the underscore needs to go and what needs to proceed it for the expression to be valid. I dont know the rules behind the _ at the end.
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It's the same as writing a long line: you split it with a ' _', remember the space before.

if $example and $i and 'jfdshf fsfsffs f' or 'hgffsd sfs dfd'

could be:

if $example and $i and _

'jfdshf fsfsffs f' or 'hgffsd sfs dfd'

or

if $example and $i and 'jfdshf fsfsffs f' or _

'hgffsd sfs dfd'

or

if $example and $i and 'jfdshf fsfsffs f' _

or 'hgffsd sfs dfd'

ans so on

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Oh, I get what you're saying jchd, sorry that was a mistype on my part.

So you guys are saying that the _ can occur at the end of the line regardless of if there is an operator behind it or not?

$x = 4 Or _

$y = 5

is the same as

$x= 4 _

Or $y = 5

Am I understanding correctly? Both are valid statements

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What jchd means: The Or in red was missing.

If a=1 or b=2 or c=3 or d=4 or e=5 or f=6 or g=7 Or _

h=8 or i=9 or j=10 or k=11 Then <statement>

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Oh, I get what you're saying jchd, sorry that was a mistype on my part.

So you guys are saying that the _ can occur at the end of the line regardless of if there is an operator behind it or not?

$x = 4 Or _

$y = 5

is the same as

$x= 4 _

Or $y = 5

Am I understanding correctly? Both are valid statements

Correct

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It's not easy to find but check section "comments" in the help file.

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