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Error with calculated column having more than 30 conditions.

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 21, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Hi ,

I am using calculated column with below conditions.

It would return: Yes if CC column contains either Jordan or Kuwait. Else it would return No .

It is working fine if I am using conditions of 3,4,5,6....30.

But if i am using more than 30 conditions it's showing me error:

The formula contains a syntax error or is not supported.


Please let me know if i am doing wrong anywhere or is it the limitation of SharePoint.


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