Multiple Expressions In Precedence Constraints

Is it possible in a precedence constraint to have multiple expressions evaluated?  IE

 

Operation set to Expression and expression to evaluate is: @File = x or @File = y

 

 

Thanks

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Good Morning all.

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Here is an example of the expressions I'm using. I'm currently having to put them horizontally in a seperate cell.

 

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Y = 5

N = 3

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Good Morning all.

Is it possible to put multiple expressions in one cell.

 

Here is an example of the expressions I'm using. I'm currently having to put them horizontally in a seperate cell.

 

=Count(IIf (Trim(Fields!NOB_Pickup_L_D_T.Value) = "Y", 1, Nothing))

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Desired output will look sim to this in one cell

 

 

 

Y = 5

N = 3

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Rick

 

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Code Block
 
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**
** AUTHOR : Demetrius Powers
**
** TODO/ISSUES
** ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
**
**
** MODIFICATIONS
** ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
** Name Date Comment
** ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
** Powers 12/11/2007 -Initial Creation
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