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## Compare users in fields

• #### 1.  Compare users in fields

Posted 02-13-2018 02:56
I need to compare Field A and Field B below.  Field A is a multiple user select and B is a multiple choice.  The users in Field A have been selected to approve a document.  They must all complete before the approval is complete.  I have created a checkbox to do this.
Contains([Quality Approval],(Part(UserListToNames([Quality Team]),1,";"))&"] Approved") and
Contains([Quality Approval],(Part(UserListToNames([Quality Team]),2,";"))&"] Approved") and etc.

My issue is I want to know which user the approval is waiting on.  So if a 10 users in Field A are required and only 9 have approved- which user am I waiting on.  I am putting a lot of documents through our system and would like a way to see this quickly.

• #### 2.  RE: Compare users in fields

Posted 02-13-2018 11:00
Assuming your draft formula is correct the following might work:
var Text QTA = Part(UserListToNames([Quality Team]), 1, ";");
var Text QTB = Part(UserListToNames([Quality Team]), 2, ";");
var Text QTC = Part(UserListToNames([Quality Team]), 3, ";");
var Text QTD = Part(UserListToNames([Quality Team]), 4, ";");
If (not Contains([Quality Approval], \$QTA & "] Approved"), \$QTA) &
If (not Contains([Quality Approval], \$QTB & "] Approved"), \$QTB) &
If (not Contains([Quality Approval], \$QTC & "] Approved"), \$QTC) &
If (not Contains([Quality Approval], \$QTD & "] Approved"), \$QTD
The formula basically concatenates together those users in the Quality Team that don't appear in the Quality Approval log.

But if there is a possibility that in the Quality tame may initially approve the request but later withdraw their approval the above formula would incorrectly classify their actions a approved.

Script would provide a solution that covers all cases.

Another approach would be to create a child table and the appropriate summary fields and reports. But I assume you like the compact display of the user list and logging field. I would like to hear Mark's input on using the child table.

• #### 3.  RE: Compare users in fields

Posted 02-18-2018 18:29
Works Great!  Thanks

• #### 4.  RE: Compare users in fields

Posted 02-20-2018 21:17
One issue:  If they state rejected then their name should not show up.  So in other words, they just need to respond: Approve or reject.  How do I add that in there?

• #### 5.  RE: Compare users in fields

Posted 02-13-2018 11:37
I would go with Dan's solution and work though any small syntax problems which arise if there are any.

Let us know how it goes.

• #### 6.  RE: Compare users in fields

Posted 02-20-2018 16:49
One issue:  If they state rejected then their name should not show up.  So in other words, they just need to respond: Approve or reject.  How do I add that in there?