This may sound silly but I was wondering if we can use an IN in a IF condition.

I know we can do this in a query but suppose if I need to run multiple IF conditions on a particular object, it doesn't make sense to have multiple queries but have a single query and iterate over it.

So instead of

if(l.Status == 'Dead' || l.Status == 'Cold' || l.Status == 'Duplicate')

can I have something like

if(l.Status IN List)

Is something like this possible?

  • In a language like Python, you can do if l.Status in ('Dead', 'Duplicate', 'Cold'): – Stephen S Oct 6 '17 at 14:06

You can create a Set that contains unique values and check if this Set contains value to check.

Set<String> availableStatuses = new Set<String> {

if(availableStatuses.contains(l.Status)) {}
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    +1 but. There's one pitfall with this approach: System.debug('a' == 'A'); System.debug(new Set<String>{'a', 'b', 'c'}.contains('A'));. Comparison of strings used in Sets (and as Map keys) is case sensitive so if you go this route - make sure to for example add your picklist vals lowercase and then also slap toLowerCase() on the value you're comparing to. – eyescream Oct 6 '17 at 7:34

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