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  • Syntax Help

    In the example code below I simplified what tbl.eaannidate is equal to.

    tbl.eaannidate = date() just for this example so please don't get hung up on the value we are setting it to....the point is tbl.eaannidate will have a date in it.

    On this line...
    tbl.eaunpdanni = dbsum("T:\Public\Apps\EIM Track\novatime_time_vacation.dbf","_cempid",alltrim(tbl.eaempid),"if(npaycode = 3 .and. between(dworkdate,date()-30,date()),nreghr,0)")

    we need to replace this portion of the lookup expression date()-30 with the date that is in tbl.eaannidate

    Something like this...
    "if(npaycode = 3 .and. between(dworkdate,tbl.eaannidate,date()),nreghr,0)"

    The syntax on the line above produces the error on the attached file.

    I could use some assistance on the correct syntax.

    Here is the code...

    dim tbl as p
    tbl ="T:\Public\Apps\EIM Track\empaccrual.dbf")
    tbl.fetch_first() 'Go to first record
    while .not. tbl.fetch_eof() ' Continue loop when there are records
    tbl.eaannidate = date()
    tbl.eaunpdanni = dbsum("T:\Public\Apps\EIM Track\novatime_time_vacation.dbf","_cempid",alltrim(tbl.eaempid),"if(npaycode = 3 .and. between(dworkdate,date()-30,date()),nreghr,0)")
    end while
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  • #2
    Re: Syntax Help

    You could probably try to hack it in like this:

    dim tbl as p
    dim varDate as D
    tbl ="T:\Public\Apps\EIM Track\empaccrual.dbf")
    tbl.fetch_first() 'Go to first record
    while .not. tbl.fetch_eof() ' Continue loop when there are records
    [B]varDate = date() 'your unsimplified code here instead of "Date()"
    tbl.eaannidate = varDate [/B]
    tbl.eaunpdanni = dbsum("T:\Public\Apps\EIM Track\novatime_time_vacation.dbf","_cempid",alltrim(tbl.eaempid),"if(npaycode = 3 .and. between(dworkdate,[B]{" + varDate + "}[/B],date()),nreghr,0)")
    end while
    Last edited by mgallardo; 03-19-2019, 05:35 PM. Reason: forgot curly braces


    • #3
      Re: Syntax Help


      tbl.eaunpdanni = eval([COLOR="#FF0000"]"[/COLOR]dbsum([COLOR="#FF0000"]\[/COLOR]"T:\Public\Apps\EIM Track\novatime_time_vacation.dbf[COLOR="#FF0000"]\[/COLOR]",[COLOR="#FF0000"]\[/COLOR]"_cempid[COLOR="#FF0000"]\[/COLOR]",alltrim(tbl.eaempid),[COLOR="#FF0000"]\[/COLOR]"if(npaycode = 3 .and. between(dworkdate,[COLOR="#FF0000"]" + s_quote(tbl.eaannidate) + "[/COLOR],date()),nreghr,0)[COLOR="#FF0000"]\[/COLOR]")[COLOR="#FF0000"]"[/COLOR])
      Tim Kiebert
      Eagle Creek Citrus
      A complex system that does not work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.


      • #4
        Re: Syntax Help

        The error you show claims there is no such field in the dbsum statement.
        Check closely to confirm that (tbl.eaempid) is the name of the field.
        Gregg is a great site to test and share sql code


        • #5
          Re: Syntax Help

          Here is what I ended up using yesterday...
          "if(npaycode = 3 .and. between(dworkdate,{"+tbl.eaannidate+"},date()),nreghr,0)"