Please retain this undocumented but very useful feature in formulas
In playing with formulas recently I discovered a very useful undocumented feature. The following mathematical operators are not mentioned in the Help files but are all recognised:
> Greater than
< Less than
>= Greater than or equal to
<= Less than or equal to
These have great potential because they can be used to establish simple Boolean True/False tests in MindManager, returning "1" as the answer if the proposition is true and "0" if it is false.
For example, if you want to confirm whether or not a numeric topic property [Result] is greater than or equal to a fixed value, say 10, then you would set up the formula [Test]=[Result]>=10. If the value of [Result] is 10 or 11 the answer will be "1"; if [Result] is 9 (or less) the answer would be "0".
At the moment some of these evaluations can be made using SmartRules. However the great thing about the presence of these operators in formulas is that they can be used to directly compare the values of two topic properties, which is difficult to do any other way, eg, [Test]=[Result]>[Average]. They can also be used to set up value ranges and also greatly simplify the integration of formulas and SmartRules.
I can already think of a number of ways these operators can be used which I'm planning to write up on my blog, but before I do so I would like to enter a strong plea that they be retained in MindManager now that I've "outed" them and also to ask if there are any plans to develop the formulas feature further.