Missing Operator in Help


#1

I just noticed that the list of Operators in Pan X Help does not include the “≠” operator. I know it works in Pan X, and I use it all the time. Is there any reason for it not to be included?


#2

The operator isn’t missing. It’s just listed under one of its other names. It’s listed under <> with ≠ and != as alternate spellings. Likewise, ≤ is an alternate spelling of <=, and ≥ is an alternate spelling of >=.

I think Jim prefers spellings that have key caps. You can look at your keyboard and see how to type <>.


#3

What you are saying is all true—except that mine doesn’t list the ≠ or the !=. Here’s what my listing shows in Panorama > Formulas > Operators:

< – The < operator compares two values to see if the first value is less than the second value.
<= – The <= operator compares two values to see if the first value is less than or equal to the second value.
<> – The <> operator compares two values to see if they are different.
= – The = operator compares two values to see if they are the same.
> – The > operator compares two values to see if the first value is greater than the second value.
>= – The >= operator compares two values to see if the first value is greater than or equal to the second value.


#4

If you click on the <> link, it will take you to the documentation for that operator, where it says.

You can also spell out the operator name or use the ≠ symbol or != symbol, like this:

984 isnotequalto 984 ☞ false
"abc" ≠ “xyz” ☞ true
8309 != 2389 ☞ true


#5

Thanks. I wasn’t thinking of those as links, so didn’t go on to that page!
I think it would be a little clearer if the alternates were also noted on the initial page:

for example:
<> – The <> operator compares two values to see if they are different. (also ≠, !=)