Identify the variable with the maximum value

DennisCDennisC Community Member Qubie ✭
edited July 2019 in Custom Code

Identify the variable with the maximum value

I need to have respondents assigned to an defined customer segment for needed survey quotas. The segment the respondent belongs in is determined by a series of calculations driven from answers to a matrix question. I currently have all the calculations set up and working correctly. The calculations determine the value of 5 variables (one for each possible segment) set up as embedded data; Seg1_log, Seg2_log, Seg3_log, Seg4_log, & Seg5_log.

I'm not a programmer so this is where I'm stuck. I need to compare these 5 variables to determine which has the largest value and return a 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 based on the largest value. Ideally the new variable would be called 'segment' and would have the number 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 assigned to it. From there I can pick up the new variable ('segment') and use it for the survey quotas. I'm assuming I need to use JavaScript but that's way out of my league. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • JenCXJenCX Broomfield, CO Wizard ✭✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer

    You can do this with a bunch of branching, if you're not feeling up to JS.

    Set the branch up like:
    Seg1_log is greater than Seg2_log AND Seg1_log is greater than Seg3_log AND Seg1_log is greater than Seg4_log AND Seg1_log is greater than Seg5_log
    Then set Embeddeddata Segment = 1

    Repeat for all the rest SegX_logs.

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