I am trying to populate a field in a SQL table based on the values
returned from using substring on a text field.
Field Name = RecNum
Field Value = 024071023
The 7th and 8th character of this number is the year. I am able to
get those digits by saying substring(recnum,7,2) and I get '02'. Now
what I need to do is determine if this is >= 50 then concatenate a
'19' to the front of it or if it is less that '50' concatenate a '20'.
This particular example should return '2002'. Then I want to take the
result of this and populate a field called TaxYear.
I am very new to using SQL. Our department usually uses Brio to query the various databases under our control. However, I have recently come against a problem that prompted me to create a custom SQL query which works well as far as it goes. My problem is looking for specific conditions in billing information I receive monthly. I would like to compare on of the date fields contained in the database with a field in the form of YYYYMM (200710, for October 2007) I have created a custom column generator that forms a date from the YYYYMM. I would like, however, do the translation on the fly and make the comparison during the query. The problem is that query without the date check returns a mass of data, only about 1 percent of which is what I want.
The beginning of the SQL query looks like this:
FROM From.T_Crs_Tran_Dtl WHERE T_Crs_Tran_Dtl.Crs_Bill_Yr_Mo IN ('200710', '200711', '200712') AND ((T_Crs_Tran_Dtl.Crs_Cde IN ('1G', '1V') AND (T_Crs_Tran_Dtl.Dptr_Dte < LastDay(ToDate(Substr ( Crs_Bill_Yr_Mo, 5, 2 )& "/1/"&Substr ( Crs_Bill_Yr_Mo, 1, 4 )))) AND (T_Crs_Tran_Dtl.Prev_Stats_Cde IN (' ', 'TK', 'TL') AND T_Crs_Tran_Dtl.Cur_Stats_Cde IN ('TK', 'TL') AND T_Crs_Tran_Dtl.Std_Tran_Typ_Cde='B') OR (T_Crs_Tran_Dtl.Prev_Stats_Cde='UN' AND T_Crs_Tran_Dtl.Cur_Stats_Cde='XX' AND€¦
It is the €ś(T_Crs_Tran_Dtl.Dptr_Dte < LastDay(ToDate(Substr ( Crs_Bill_Yr_Mo, 5, 2 )& "/1/"&Substr ( Crs_Bill_Yr_Mo, 1, 4 )))) AND€? part of the query that is just plain wrong. The business part of this statement takes the YYYYMM field and turns it into a date which is the last day of YYYYMM.
I hope someone out there can help me with making this comparison.
Hi, I want to execute some queries inside a stored procedure, get the data and create from them some strings with formatted parts (bold, italic, underline, different color fonts) and save them in a text field. These strings are going to be displayed in some DBRichText control in a database application built with Delphi. Is there an easy way to create these complex rtf formats in MSSQL or some ideas regarding this problem?
I'm importing an Access database to SQL Server 2000. The issue I ran into is pretty frustrating... All Memo fields that get copied over (as Text fields) appear to be fine and visible in SQL Server Enterprise Manager... except when I display them on the web via ASP - everything is blank (no content at all).
I didn't have that problem with Access, so I ruled out the possibility that there's something wrong with the original data.
Is this some sort of an encoding problem that arose during database import? I would appreciate any pointers.
i've a reasonable amount of experience with MS Access and less experience with SQL Server. I've just written an .NET application that uses an SQL Server database. I need to collate lots of data from around the company in the simplest way, that can then be loaded into the SQL Server database.
I decided to collect the info in Excel because that's what most people know best and is the quickest to use. The idea being i could just copy and paste the records directly into the SQL Server database table (in the same format) using the SQL Server Management Studio, for example.
Trouble is, i have a problem with line feed characters. If an Excel cell contains a chunk of text with line breaks (Chr(10) or Chr(13)) then the copy'n'paste doesn't work - only the text up to the first line break is pasted into the SQL Server database cell. The rest is not pasted for some reason.
I've tried with MS Access too, copying and pasting the contents of a memo field into SQL Server database, but with exactly the same problem. I've tried with 'text' or 'varchar' SQL Server database field formats.
Since i've no experience of using different types of databases interacting together, can someone suggest the simplest way of transferring the data without getting this problem with the line feeds? I don't want to spend hours writing scripts/programs when it's just this linefeed problem that is preventing the whole lot just being cut'n'pasted in 5 seconds!
Can anyone point me any solution how to export a MEMO field from an Access database to a TEXT field from an MS SQL Server 2000. The import export tool from SQL server doesn't import these fields if they are very large - around 9000 characters.
I need to pass in null/blank value in the date field or declare the field as string and convert date back to string.
I tried the 2nd option but I am having trouble converting the two digits of the recordset (rs_get_msp_info(2), 1, 2))) into a four digit yr. But it will only the yr in two digits. The mfg_start_date is delcared as a string variable
I am trying to drag data from Informix to Sql Server. When I kick off the package using an OLE DB Source and a SQL Server Destination, I get DT_DBDATE to DT_DBTIMESTAMP errors on two fields from Informix which are date data ....no timestamp part
I tried a couple of things:
Created a view of the Informix table where I cast the date fields as datetime year to fraction(5), which failed.
Altered the view to convert the date fields to char(10) with the hopes that SQL Server would implicitly cast them as datetime but it failed.
Hi! Can anyone tell me how to perform a substring operation on a DateTime field. I'm using SQLServer. I have read that you may have to use casts but I have thus far been unable to get that to work. My statement: SELECT EventDate FROM tblEvent WHERE Category = 'GE'; I just want to cut the hours, minutes and seconds off, so that I am left with just the date element. Thanks all. Gren
Hi :) and thanx for reading my post.I have to create a view based on a character in a number-field (fnr)which is 11 char's long. I have to get character nr "7".The problem is that i cannot use :--> SELECT fnr FROM table WHERE substring(fnr,7,1)since it's not a string.Any other way i can solve this ? Would be greatly and insanely happy ifanyone could help me out with a sample code or something.!Best regardsMirador*** Sent via Developersdex http://www.developersdex.com ***Don't just participate in USENET...get rewarded for it!
I have a Function where I want to put a character in a particular position in a Destination string. For example, I have a 5 character field containing, say, "12345". I would like to put the letter "A" in the third position resulting in "12A45". I'm trying the following
DECLARE @RetVal as varchar(5) SET SUBSTRING(@RetVal,3,1) = 'A'
I'm getting a compiler error
"incorrect syntax near '@RetVal'. Expecting '(' or SELECT"
Am I using the wrong Function to do this? If so, what should I be using?
Application is ocr'ing tiff image files and then storing the resultant text data in a text field in SQL 2005 database. This field is then used with the full text catalog.
All works fine,
However, am I using the correct field type to store the text files for efficiency and space saving?
If I use a binary field, does this reduce the size of the database by compressing the text data in the binary field? Also, is there a limit as to the size of text file that I could store in a binary field?
It would be good to get feedback on this before I go too far down the wrong road.
So, text field to store the text data or binary field to store the actual text file?
I need help. I'm one step short of getting what I need. Here is what I have: SELECT FilteredIncident.accountidname, FilteredIncident.ticketnumber, FilteredIncident.createdon, FilteredIncident.modifiedon, FilteredIncident.new_enduserfirstname, FilteredIncident.new_enduserlastname, FilteredIncident.responsiblecontactidname, FilteredIncident.statuscodename, FilteredIncident.title, SUM(FilteredActivityPointer.actualdurationminutes) AS TotalTime FROM FilteredActivityPointer LEFT OUTER JOIN FilteredIncident ON FilteredIncident.incidentid = FilteredActivityPointer.regardingobjectid GROUP BY FilteredIncident.accountidname, FilteredIncident.ticketnumber, FilteredIncident.createdon, FilteredIncident.modifiedon, FilteredIncident.new_enduserfirstname, FilteredIncident.new_enduserlastname, FilteredIncident.responsiblecontactidname, FilteredIncident.statuscodename, FilteredIncident.title HAVING (FilteredIncident.accountidname = @accountid) AND ((FilteredActivityPointer.actualstart >= @billtime) OR (FilteredIncident.statuscodename <> N'Problem Solved'))
This pulls everything that started after a certain date (@billtime) AND everything that is not closed. This is what I want; however, I need the SUM(FilteredActivityPointer.actualdurationminutes) AS TotalTime to only calculate the TotalTime after the @billtime regardless of the status. I can easily code in the date in the format 03/04/2008 but I haven't figured out how to do it successfully. I tried an IIF within the SUM and just got a syntax error (I'm assuming it is because FilteredActivityPointer.actualstart is a date/time.)
Essentially, I need a report that shows all open tickets in the system AND all tickets that have been worked on since a specific date regardless of status that only totals the time spent during that date range. Many thanks to anyone who can help.
Im a programmer for an university webportal which uses php and msssql. When an user creates a new entry and his text is too long the entry is cut short and weird characters appear at the end of the entry.
For example: http://www.ttz.uni-magdeburg.de/scripts/test-messedb/php/index.php?option=show_presse&funktion=presse_show_mitteilung&id=333
How can I set the text limit to unlimited? Could it be something else? Is there a way of splitting an entry to several text fields automatically?
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me, Chris
In SQL 2012, this fails with the error message, cannot find the text qualifer for field.
To get around this, we are having to import the data into a Dirty Data column of aTEMP table, ID, Dirty Data, Clean data - perform multiple updates and change the text qualifier and ensure they are only changed in the right places so we can keep the ". In this example, we changed the text qualifier to PIPES.
After these updates, we then export the data from CLEAN data back out to CSV, then reimport it into the origional destination table with a new text qualifer.
Hi,I been reading various web pages trying to figure out how I can extract some simple information from the XML below, but at present I cannot understand it. I have a MS SQL 2005 database with which contains a field of type text (external database so field type cannot be changed to XML)The text field in the database is similar to the one below but I have simplified it by remove many of the unneeded tags in the <before> and <after> blocks. I also reformatted it to show the structure (original had no spaces or returns) For each text field in the SQL table contain the XML I need to know the OldVal and the NewVal. <ProductMergeAudit> <before> <table name="table1" description="Test Desc"> <product id="OldVal"> </table> </before> <after> <table name="table1" description="Test Desc"> <product id="NewVal"> </table> </after></ProductMergeAudit>
I am attempting to write a script to add onto the end of a text field the words " -- Disposed " (About 60 rows worth). The field is a TEXT field, so unlike a varchar field I can't just use Update as shown below.
Update AR_Primary_asset Set AR_Primary_asset.description = AR_Primary_asset.description + ' -- Disposed' Where AR_Primary_Asset.ASSET_REF in ('1','2','4')
I found on the Mircosoft pages about UPDATETEXT, but this only seem to work to update one row (In the case below Asset_ref = 3, was the only row effected) .
DECLARE @Dispose binary(16) SELECT @Dispose = TEXTPTR(DESCRIPTION) FROM AR_PRIMARY_ASSET WHERE AR_Primary_Asset.ASSET_REF in ('1','2','3')
Hi there. I'm trying to extract data from my SQL server & everything in the script I've got is working (extracting correct data) except for one field - which is for the most part it's off by +2 days (on a few occasions - I see it off by just +1 day or even +3, but it's usually the +2 days).
I'm told that it's due to the conversion formula - but - since SQL is not my native language, I'm at a bit of a loss.
The DB table has the date field stored as a type: CHAR (as opposed to 'DATE') Can anyone out there help?
Brand new to this, so please bear with me.I'm using the following code fragment to update a datetime field on a SQL Server 2005 database table:cmd.CommandText = "Update Projects Set EntryDate = " & Convert.ToDateTime(txtEntryDate.Text)cmd.ExecuteNonQuery()The result of the update operation is the the database field contains the value "1900-01-01 00:00:00:000". This probably means that I passed nulls to SQL; however, I see a valid date in the txtEntryDate field on my web form (i.e., "06/18/2007"). I also did a "Response.write" to display the txtEntryDate and it looks Okay.Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong?Thanks!Using Visual Web Developer 2005 Express.
I'm writing a view to check record counts in a table that has numerous datasets and therefore various "Activity Dates". Is it possible as part of the SQL statement to have a CASE statement for example so that it can identify the field to use as the activity date?
The field to use is being identified using a seperate table so at the moment I have CASE WHEN FieldToUse = '2' THEN MapCol ELSE '[Activity_Date]' END, where FieldToUse = '2' identifies the date field to use and the MapCol data is the field name to be used as the activity date.