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How to continue a statement on next line in xbasic function?

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  • How to continue a statement on next line in xbasic function?

    Hello,
    How can I continue a statement on next line in xbasic function?

    I have a the following line :
    sqlCommand = "SELECT transact_head.transact_head_id, transact_head.theyear, transact_head.themonth, transact_head.employ_id, transact_head.Abbat, transact_head.abbat_fem, Sum( If( transact_det.taxable = 1 , transact_det.Totalamount, 0) ) AS SumOfTaxable FROM transact_head transact_head INNER JOIN transact_det transact_det ON transact_head.transact_head_id = transact_det.transact_head_id WHERE transact_head.theyear = :whatyear AND transact_head.themonth <= :whatmois GROUP BY transact_head.theyear, transact_head.themonth, transact_head.employ_id, transact_head.transact_head_id, transact_head.Abbat, transact_head.abbat_fem "

    In the editor it does not wrap and I have to scroll right and this makes it very difficult to read and debug I would like to have something that looks like :

    sqlCommand = _
    "SELECT transact_head.transact_head_id, _
    transact_head.theyear, _
    transact_head.themonth, _
    transact_head.employ_id, _
    etc..

    The _ is of course visual basic char to go to next line..

    Thank you

  • #2
    Re: How to continue a statement on next line in xbasic function?

    Code:
    sqlCommand = <<%sql%
    SELECT
    transact_head.transact_head_id, transact_head.theyear, transact_head.themonth,
    transact_head.employ_id, transact_head.Abbat, transact_head.abbat_fem,
    Sum ( If( transact_det.taxable = 1 , transact_det.Totalamount, 0) )
    AS  SumOfTaxable
    FROM transact_head transact_head INNER JOIN transact_det transact_det ON transact_head.transact_head_id = transact_det.transact_head_id
    WHERE 
    transact_head.theyear = :whatyear AND transact_head.themonth <= :whatmois GROUP BY transact_head.theyear, transact_head.themonth, transact_head.employ_id, transact_head.transact_head_id, transact_head.Abbat, transact_head.abbat_fem
    %sql%
    thanks for reading

    gandhi

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    • #3
      Re: How to continue a statement on next line in xbasic function?

      Thank you Ghandi

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      • #4
        Re: How to continue a statement on next line in xbasic function?

        You said "xbasic" in the title but then asked about an SQL query.

        So for an xbasic expression, it is the backslash:

        aa = "test " + crlf() \
        + "me " + crlf() \
        + "out"

        ??aa
        test
        me
        out
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        • #5
          Re: How to continue a statement on next line in xbasic function?

          Thank you for the reply Steve.
          The question was for xbasic and the sql statement was an example.
          I did not know there was a difference I thought I could use a statement like :

          sqlCommand = \
          "SELECT transact_head.transact_head_id, \
          transact_head.theyear, \
          transact_head.themonth, \
          transact_head.employ_id, \
          etc..

          does this work ? Didn't try it yet..

          I guess I got both answers..

          Thanks again

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          • #6
            Re: How to continue a statement on next line in xbasic function?

            No that wont work because that is an sql statement ( being saved to a variable using xbasic.)
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            • #7
              Re: How to continue a statement on next line in xbasic function?

              Glad I found this post, I ran into the same issue. I have a pretty long sql statement to execute and having it all in one line was getting pretty difficult to read, Thanks Ghandi.

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              • #8
                Re: How to continue a statement on next line in xbasic function?

                I must be missing something in Ghandi's answer, are saying all you gotta do is put a comma OR a sql command to go to the next line in a sql statement?
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                • #9
                  Re: How to continue a statement on next line in xbasic function?

                  No, there is no way to "continue sql on a new line" using what you know from xbasic (the slash bar). Instead, follow what Ghandi was really saying and use 'delimiters' such as <<%txt...%txt% in the simplified examples below:

                  dim cn as sql::connection
                  vsql = <<%txt%
                  SELECT *
                  FROM mytable
                  WHERE id=1
                  %txt%
                  cn.execute(vsql)

                  or

                  dim cn as sql::connection
                  myid = 1
                  vsql = <<%txt%
                  SELECT *
                  FROM mytable
                  WHERE id={myid}
                  %txt%
                  vsql = evaluate_string(vsql)
                  cn.execute(vsql)

                  or

                  dim cn as sql::connection
                  dim args as sql::arguments
                  vsql = <<%txt%
                  SELECT *
                  FROM mytable
                  WHERE id=:myid
                  %txt%
                  args.add("myid",1)
                  cn.execute(vsql,args)
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                  • #10
                    Re: How to continue a statement on next line in xbasic function?

                    OH I think i get it, so by basically dimming it a txt string you can jump down 3 lines it doesnt matter as the "line break/returns" effectively become "spaces" rather than line breaks?

                    Is this correct also?

                    Code:
                    dim cn as sql::connection
                    dim args as sql::arguments
                    vsql = <<%txt%
                    SELECT *
                    FROM mytable
                    
                    
                    WHERE id=:myid
                    
                    %txt%
                    args.add("myid",1)
                    cn.execute(vsql,args)
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                    • #11
                      Re: How to continue a statement on next line in xbasic function?

                      in addition
                      you can indent the way you normally do to make it easy for you align the ifs and end ifs or case statements.

                      also the quotes need not be escaped as you need to do in single line statement ( or use the opposite quote)

                      and when you want to select individual fields for some reason, you can list them in a field per line to match up the arguments set construct. so you know what are all the fields need arguments and there is no mismatch for alpha to announce it to you that some arguments are not found.

                      i use this construct always for the above reasons mostly then also for lengthy statements.
                      thanks for reading

                      gandhi

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                      • #12
                        Re: How to continue a statement on next line in xbasic function?

                        Thanks guys!
                        You helped me turn another development corner again.
                        Although I feel like a Child in a high tech space craft with the ability to travel anywhere - the controls are marked well enough that I can get where I am going when I have the proper understanding.
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