I'm trying to write this constraint in C++ and add it to my model (addLessOrEqual): $$\text{start}_{i}+\text{duration}_{i}\le\text{start}_{j}$$ for an $(i,j)$ arc of precedence.

Starts (IntVar) and durations (int) are part of an IntervalVar. The problem is that I can't operate $+$ with IntVar and Int.

I'm using C++ and i get this error:

    error: no match for ‘operator+’ (operand types are 
>::value_type {aka operations_research::sat::IntVar}’ and 
‘__gnu_cxx::__alloc_traits<std::allocator<int> >::value_type {aka int}’)

What can I do to sum and get the expression? Is there another predefined constraint that does the same? Thanks!

  • $\begingroup$ I'm not familiar with or-tools but have you tried bringing all of your expression to the left-hand side and your value to the right-hand side and see if the error goes away? $\endgroup$
    – EhsanK
    Jan 20, 2020 at 15:12
  • $\begingroup$ I did this but now the problem is with the operator. $\endgroup$ Jan 20, 2020 at 15:25
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    $\begingroup$ AddLessOrEqual(LinearExpr(starts[j]).AddConstant(durations[j]), starts[succ[j][s]]) $\endgroup$
    – Stradivari
    Jan 20, 2020 at 15:28
  • $\begingroup$ thanks Stradivari, apparently it works! $\endgroup$ Jan 20, 2020 at 15:32

1 Answer 1


What you want is:

AddLessOrEqual(LinearExpr(starts[j]).AddConstant(durations[j]), starts[succ[j][s]])

You might also want to take a look at the examples (ending with _sat.cc) to be more familiar with the c++ methods.



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