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  • Expressions that can retrieve text created by expressions

    Posted by Andrew Doiron on November 16, 2023 at 8:19 pm

    Hey all,

    I’m attempting to drive a conditional statement using the sourcetext of a text layer. Essentially, if the text says “blue” I want the box to be visible, and otherwise invisible.

    The issue I’m running into is that the text that appears is driven by an expression within the sourcetext which is pulling text from a .csv array value. My conditional statement doesn’t seem to be recognizing that value, despite it displaying “blue” in my composition.

    Brie Clayton replied 6 months, 1 week ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Dan Ebberts

    November 16, 2023 at 8:22 pm

    What does the .csv file look like?

  • Andrew Doiron

    November 16, 2023 at 8:26 pm

    This is it.

  • Dan Ebberts

    November 16, 2023 at 8:41 pm

    If there’s actually a space between the comma and blue, that might be the problem. Try changing the expression to looking for ” blue” and see if that works.

  • Andrew Doiron

    November 16, 2023 at 9:02 pm

    That’s exactly what it was, I can’t believe it. 😅 Thank you for the help!

  • Brie Clayton

    November 17, 2023 at 3:22 am

    Thank you for the solve, Dan!

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