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While loop with Or statement


Former Community Member
Is it possible to have a while loop with the or (||) comparison.

I've been trying while (x != 1 || 2) and variations such as while (x != 1 || x != 2).

When I have just one statement the loop performs as normally, but when I add the second argument it seems to become an infinite loop, I've tested to make sure the variable is updating so I'm pretty sure the problem lies in my loop statement.

I am fairly new to javascript so this might be a case of me trying to use features from other languages that arent available in javascript.

Thank you

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Level 10
Where are you putting this java code? In the script service, in a custom component or you are adding conditions on a route coming out of an activity?



Former Community Member
The code is being used as data validation coming from app.response triggered when a button is pressed. I apologize i think i posted this question in the wrong forum.


Former Community Member
Hi Paul,

(x != 1 || x != 2) will always evaluate to true. Thus your loop will run forever.

I guess what you wanted was: (x != 1 && x != 2)

Khoa Tran