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Convert SQL Time(7) field in desktop report

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  • #31
    Originally posted by armasoft View Post
    Could I suggest you try
    in your calculated field? I've removed the left(X,5) from the original equation. This returns 1:15pm for me using both input formats.
    Ding ding ding!

    This works - Thanks!

    Dumb question... Time format code 11 doesn't display a preceding '0' in the hour field. Is there any other way to accomplish that? (Not necessary but more out of curiosity)

    I feel like I'm kicking a gift horse in the mouth :)


    • #32
      I hope it works, Jon, but I suspect a deeper machine cause than Alpha.
      See our Hybrid Option here;

      There are 3 things you can do in any situation;
      Live with it, Change it or Walk away from it.


      • #33
        calc_time = time("0h:0m am",record_time)


        • #34
          Don't forget, the time() function converts date/time data to character data.
 is a great site to test and share sql code


          • #35
            Originally posted by armasoft View Post
            calc_time = time("0h:0m am",record_time)
            Like post 12?
            See our Hybrid Option here;

            There are 3 things you can do in any situation;
            Live with it, Change it or Walk away from it.


            • #36
              like post 3
     is a great site to test and share sql code


              • #37
                So... I figured out what is causing different machines to display the sqldatasource->record_time field differently.

                I experimented with a test computer with a new, fresh install of Windows 10 on it.

                I then installed Alpha Anywhere and ran my desktop app through an offline copy of the workspace directory.

                When I ran the report, the unformatted field displayed as 13:15:00 0000000 as it should.

                As i mentioned earlier in this thread, the only common denominator in the 3 machines that displayed the field properly vs the three machines that displayed it incorrectly is the three machines that display it incorrectly have Alpha Application Server and MS Sql Server Express installed on them.

                So I then installed MS SQL Server Express on the test machine and now the report displays the unformatted field as 01:15:00 00 pm

                I am going to submit a bug report but thought I'd post my finding here to see if anyone can make sense of it first.



                • #38
                  i'll just throw this out there because i'm not sure how you're generating the report. i typically will do a query and save it to a table. the table is in a set and the report is attached to the set so it doesn't get overwritten when i run the query again. when i have to change the date, which is not very often, i use the convert or cast function to change it so it can be stored in the normal date or time field in alpha.
                  have you tried those?

                  like i said, just throwing it out.


                  • #39
                    is the time format set the same in settings?