hello im having problem trying to get this to do what i want it to do. after the program asks if the user has had any work up to date, i want it to ask for specification if the answer is yes, or go to a next question if no. except right now when the user inputs no, it still asks for specification. if the user inputs yes i want the specification to show in the output at the end. if user said no work was done i just want it to read as a simple no work done. any help would be appreciated. thanks alot!

#include <iostream>
#include <string>
using namespace std;

int main()

{
	
	string Pname, CEmployer, AWUTDspecification;
	int age, n, y;
	char AWUTD;

	n=0;
		y=0;
	

	cout<<"Patients Name:"<<endl;
	getline (cin, Pname);


	cout<<"Age:"<<endl;
	cin>>age;
	cin.ignore(1000,'\n'); 

	cout<<"Current Employer:"<<endl;
	getline (cin, CEmployer);
	

	cout<<"Any Work-Up to Date? Y/N"<<endl;
	cin>>AWUTD;
	cin.ignore(1000,'\n');
	
	if(AWUTD=='y'||'Y')
	{
		cout<<"Please Specify:"<<endl;
		getline (cin, AWUTDspecification);
	}
	else if (AWUTD=='n'||'N')
	{
		cout<<endl;
	}

	cout<<"Patients Name:"<<Pname<<endl;
cout<<"Patients Age:"<<age<<endl;

cout<<"Patients Current Employer:"<<CEmployer<<endl;
cout<<"Work up to date:"<<AWUTD<<endl;


};

Change

if(AWUTD=='y'||'Y')
	{
		cout<<"Please Specify:"<<endl;
		getline (cin, AWUTDspecification);
	}
	else if (AWUTD=='n'||'N')
	{
		cout<<endl;
	}

to

if(AWUTD=='y'||AWUTD=='Y')
	{
		cout<<"Please Specify:"<<endl;
		getline (cin, AWUTDspecification);
	}
	else if (AWUTD=='n'||AWUTD=='N')
	{
		cout<<endl;
	}

I'm pretty sure that adding ||'Y' to your if means that if the ASCII code for 'Y' is nonzero, then it's true. So it will be true for the first if every time.

thanks it worked!!
but now how would i get the output to display no if the user inputs no, or all the specifications if the user inputs yes?

You can just see if AWUTD is y or n and display what you want.

cout<<"Patients Name:"<<Pname<<endl;
cout<<"Patients Age:"<<age<<endl;

cout<<"Patients Current Employer:"<<CEmployer<<endl;

if(AWUTD=='y'||AWUTD=='Y')
{
	cout<<"Work up to date:Yes"<<endl;
}
else if(AWUTD=='n'||AWUTD=='N')
{
	cout<<"Work up to date:No"<<endl;
	cout<<"Specification:"<<AWUTDspecification<<endl;
}

I added the specification if it was no, too.

thanks it really shaping up now. i cant thank you enough.
i hope im not frustrating you with what seems as juvinelle questions regarding c++. with my most recent version of this program, everything is working till the end. when its supposed to display the work up to date it is not working it ends early. yet when the allergic specifications comes out it works fine. is there anything im doing wrong??

#include <iostream>
#include <string>
using namespace std;

int main()

{
	
	string Pname, CEmployer, AWUTDspecification, AMPM, RLhand,
		 AllergiesSpecification;
	int age, n, y;
	char AWUTD, Allergies;

	n=0;
		y=0;
		AWUTD=0;
	

	cout<<"Patients Name:"<<endl;
	getline (cin, Pname);
	cout<<'\n';


	cout<<"Age:"<<endl;
	cin>>age;
	cin.ignore(1000,'\n');
	cout<<'\n';

	cout<<"Current Employer:"<<endl;
	getline (cin, CEmployer);
	cout<<'\n';

	cout<<"Right or Left Handed?"<<endl;
	getline (cin, RLhand);
	cout<<'\n';

	cout<<"Was appointment AM or PM"<<endl;
	getline (cin, AMPM);
	cout<<'\n';

	cout<<"Does the patient have any allergies? Y/N"<<endl;
	cin>>Allergies;
	cin.ignore(1000,'\n');
	cout<<'\n';

	if(Allergies=='y'||Allergies=='Y')	
	{
		cout<<"What is patient allergic to:"<<endl;
		getline (cin, AllergiesSpecification);
		cin.ignore(1000,'\n');
		
	}
	else if (Allergies=='n'||Allergies=='N')
	{
		cout<<endl;
		
	}

	


	cout<<"Any work up to date? Y/N"<<endl;
	cin>>AWUTD;


	if(AWUTD=='y'||AWUTD=='Y')	
	{
		cout<<"Please Specify:"<<endl;
		getline (cin, AWUTDspecification);
		
	}
	else if (AWUTD=='n'||AWUTD=='N')
	{
		cout<<endl;
	}

	
	
cout<<'\n';
cout<<'\n';
cout<<'\n';
	
	
	
cout<<"Patients Name: "<<Pname<<endl;

cout<<"Patients Age: "<<age<<endl;

cout<<"Patients Current Employer: "<<CEmployer<<endl;

cout<<"Right or left handed: "<<RLhand<<"handed"<<endl;

cout<<"Appointment: "<<AMPM<<endl;

cout<<"Allergies: "<<Allergies<<endl;
if
(Allergies=='y' || Allergies=='Y')
{
	cout<<"Patient is allergic to:"<<AllergiesSpecification<<endl;

}
else if (Allergies =='n' || Allergies=='N')
{
	cout<<endl;
}


cout<<"Any work up to date?"<<AWUTD<<endl;//if statement to show correct output
if
(AWUTD=='y' || AWUTD=='Y')
{
	cout<<"Work up to date includes:"<<AWUTDspecification<<endl;
}
else if (AWUTD =='n' || AWUTD=='N')
{
	cout<<endl;
}


};

I'm guessing it's because of the getline() function. When I replace the

if(AWUTD=='y'||AWUTD=='Y')
{
cout<<"Please Specify:"<<endl;
getline (cin, AWUTDspecification);
}

with

if(AWUTD=='y'||AWUTD=='Y')
{
cout<<"Please Specify:"<<endl;
cin>>AWUTDspecification;
}

it works better. I suggest that you read the following ReadMe thread: How do I flush the input stream?.

Yup, if you're using the getline or cin.get(charvar, number_of_chrs) methods/functions, you always have to bear in mind the '\n' character stays in the input buffer ...
But as already mentioned there's an extensive thread about it ...

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