I'm trying to set up a rule (using the Rules module) with AND and OR conditions. I have a content type with a field A (date) and field B (time slot).

The rule needs to check if field A is either e.g. a Monday or a Wednesday AND if the time slot in field B is either 16:00 or 17:00 or 18:00 or 19:00 (on a Monday) OR 13:00 or 14:00 or 15:00 or 16:00 (on a Wednesday).

If it meets those criteria it has to perform an action.

I've set up my rule as shown in the screenshot, but alas whatever combination or indentation I use, it won't work ...

Who can shed some light on this? Much appreciated.

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  • I think you only need one "OR" and 8 "AND"s: (Monday AND 16:00) OR (Monday AND 17:00) OR ... OR (Wednesday AND 15:00) OR (Wednesday AND 16:00). Or have I misunderstood your situation?
    – Jeroen
    Commented Jul 6, 2016 at 20:08
  • Hey b@Jeroen , I think your comment might also work, though you'd be testing "Is it Monday" 4 times (I think), What your comment doesn't say is how the "indents" should like (as you must know: crucial to get it to work). Why not post an answer similar to mine (feel free to copy/past my layout I used and adapt it to what you suggested). If you do, and assuming both answers are correct, Colin is going to have a hard time to select which one to "accept", no? Commented Jul 6, 2016 at 21:11
  • Merci for your (late) accept of my answer ... So what's next, no other Rules-related questions anymore? Commented Apr 7, 2017 at 13:14

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You need 2 extra ANDs, right below the highest level (1st) OR.

And EACH of the 2 ORs you already have, and the Data comparison that preceeds those ORs, you need to move them below the extra AND. So that in the end it looks like so:

  • OR
    • AND
      • Data Comparison (A=Maandag)
      • OR
        • Text Comparison (B=16:00)
        • Text Comparison (B=17:00)
        • Text Comparison (B=18:00)
        • Text Comparison (B=19:00)
    • AND
      • Data Comparison (A=Woensdag)
      • OR
        • Text Comparison (B=13:00)
        • Text Comparison (B=14:00)
        • Text Comparison (B=15:00)
        • Text Comparison (B=16:00)

Here is how "I" would translate the above logic:

  • We accept a date that is either on Monday (line 2 to 8) OR (line 1) Wednesday (line 9 to 15).
  • If you want a date that is a Monday (= line 3), we insist (via the AND in line 2) that you pick a timeslot that fits for us on Monday.
  • To pick a timeslot for Monday, you have a choice (OR in line 4) of 4 options (ie those in line 5, 6, 7 or 8).
  • Similar Rules, oeps rules, apply for Wednesday, as expressed in line 9 to 15.

If after these changes your Rules Action(s) still don't get executed (because something else is wrong in any of these Rules Conditions, and/or you're not using an appropriate Rules Event), then move on to Rules debugging, as explained in "How can I display the value of a variable inside a condition?".

PS: just to make sure your "Text Comparison" condition behaves as you expect/hope it to do, create a temporary clone of your rule with only 1 Rules Condition (= 1 such text comparison), with same Rules Event and same Rules Action. That way you can either narrow down your problem, or exclude that as a possible reason why it still doesn't work.

  • Thanks, seems logic now when I see it. But ... it doesn't seem to work. When I choose monday, no matter what time, it still evaluates as false. "The condition data_is evaluated to FALSE "
    – CeeA
    Commented Jul 7, 2016 at 11:02

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