What's wrong with this code: Value never assigned to?


def FlattenIT = No;
if (GetQuantity() != 0) then {FlattenIT = Yes;} else {}
I get errors
Already assigned: FlattenIT at 137:31
Value never assigned to FlattenIT at 137:31

and this code
def FlattenIT = "";
if (GetQuantity() != 0) then {FlattenIT = "FlattenIT";} else {}
Gets me an incompatible parameter.
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I think you need to remove the assignment to FlattenIT

Here is the example from the Learning Center

input price = close;
input long_average = yes;
plot Avg;
if long_average {
Avg = Average(price, 26);
} else {
Avg = ExpAverage(price, 12);

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In the second example I'm just trying to define a string and based on a condition set the value of that string to something. Maybe I just don't get how variables work in ThinkScript?
def TriggerLabel = "";
if (Yes) then {TriggerLabel = "FlattenIT";} else {}

Errors -
Incompatible parameter: "" at 136:5
Expected double at 136:5
You can't assign the variable, in the first line of your example above - it should be
def = TriggerLabel;
then your if statement.

The else clause also has to assign the variable if the "if" statement is not "true" Similar to the "plot Avg;" example in post 2.
Nope that gave me an error too.

@epete Your else statement in the original code was not defined and you already set FlattenIT as No. TriggerLabel can't be equal to a string and again the else statement is nothing.
def FlattenIT;
if (GetQuantity() != 0) then {FlattenIT = Yes;} else {FlattenIT = No;}


def FlattenIT = if GetQuantity() != 0 then yes else no;

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