# Choose

Returns one result value, according to the integer value of a test.

`Choose ( test ; result0 {; result1 ; result2...} )`

## Parameters

`test`

- Any integer calculation. The calculation result of `test`

must be a number that indexes into the list that follows. Because the index is a 0-based index, the test result must be 0 to access the first result.

`result`

- one or more results.

Parameters in braces { } are optional.

## Data type returned

text, number, date, time, timestamp, container

## Originated in version

6.0 or earlier

## Description

FileMaker Pro evaluates `test`

to obtain an index number, which is used to choose the corresponding ordinal result.

Because the Choose function is a 0-based list, the first item on the list is indexed 0 and the second item on the list is indexed 1. For example, if test evaluates to 2, then result2 is chosen.

## Example 1

`Choose ( Rating ; "Not Applicable" ; "Good" ; "Fair" ; "Poor" )`

Rating is a number field that is empty or holds a value. If Rating is empty or 0, the Choose function returns **Not Applicable**. If Rating is 1, the result is **Good**. If Rating is 2, the result is **Fair**, and if it is 3, the result is **Poor**. If Rating contains a value that does not map to one of the result parameters, the Choose function returns nothing.

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