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  • Query syntax in Xbasic

    I have a form for a 3 file set. I am entering payments for a customer and when I enter the customer's number I need the browse for the customer's unpaid invoices to list in the browse. I want to run a query on the invoice file that will show the customer's unpaid invoices. The customer number is in field "pmts_custno which is the variable I use in the query.filter.
    The code I entered is:
    query.filter="jrnl->custno="+pmts_custno+" .and. jrnl->paid=.F."
    when I run the program I get an error "no such field". What should be the correct syntax?

  • #2
    Re: Query syntax in Xbasic

    pmts_custno a character field?

    query.filter="jrnl->custno="+quote(pmts_custno)+" .and. jrnl->paid=.F."
    There can be only one.


    • #3
      Re: Query syntax in Xbasic

      The pmts_custno is numeric. I am getting an error wrong data type.


      • #4
        Re: Query syntax in Xbasic

        The customer number is in field "pmts_custno which is the variable I use in the query.filter.
        Is this a field in the parent table or one of the children? You can try referencing it by tablename as well.

        query.filter="jrnl->custno="+actual_table_name->pmts_custno+" .and. jrnl->paid=.F."

        You can try referencing it by the objectname on the form if it is there.

        query.filter="jrnl->custno="+formobjectname.value+" .and. jrnl->paid=.F."
        There can be only one.


        • #5
          Re: Query syntax in Xbasic

          The 3 file set is as follows:
          Pmts is the parent file for the customers payments
          jrnl is the child file for the customers invoices
          The form is to enter a payment. The top part of the form is the payment and customers info.
          The bottom of the form is a browse to show the customers unpaid invoices.
          The customer enters the date, and customer no.(pmts->custno "atype N") I want to use that value to query the jrnl file to show the custoners unpaid invoices.
          I tried the 2 suggestions you gave me and got No such field error.
          do you have any other ideas?


          • #6
            Re: Query syntax in Xbasic

            The 3rd file is Cust but it is not being used in the query.


            • #7
              Re: Query syntax in Xbasic

              Is this just a typo? I'm seeing

              query.filter="jrnl->custno="+pmts_custno+" .and. jrnl->paid=.F."

              but in post five you refer to



              query.filter="jrnl->custno="+pmts->custno+" .and. jrnl->paid=.F."

              There can be only one.


              • #8
                Re: Query syntax in Xbasic

                No, I get the no such field error.
                jrnl->custno type N, pmts->custno type N and jrnl->paid type L are fields in those files.


                • #9
                  Re: Query syntax in Xbasic

                  At this point I guess we need a sample database to see what is happening.
                  There can be only one.


                  • #10
                    Re: Query syntax in Xbasic

                    OK, How do we go about getting you my database? I will be glad to send you anything you may need. Just me how I can get it to you.


                    • #11
                      Re: Query syntax in Xbasic

                      You can right click on the set name in the control panel, choose Zip. You can use the Tools menu, Zip Workspace. If any of your field rules rely on lookups to tables not in the set, use the latter.

                      When the zip is ready, post a reply, use the Go Advanced button to the lower right of this typing area, scroll down to Manage Attachments, attach.
                      There can be only one.


                      • #12
                        Re: Query syntax in Xbasic

                        I have attached the zip file for the payments set.
                        Attached Files


                        • #13
                          Re: Query syntax in Xbasic

                          I think we have other issues than the query syntax. You set has jrnl linked to pmts on the invnum field. Since there are no invnum values in pmts there are no linked jrnl records, no matter the filter. You could open the saved browse itself but you can't show the records on the form.

                          Would it make sense to have the link be custno? If that is possible the jrnl records would show in the browse once the record is saved. No query required.
                          There can be only one.


                          • #14
                            Re: Query syntax in Xbasic

                            Thank you very much.


                            • #15
                              Re: Query syntax in Xbasic

                              I have corrected the error in the set to linking on custno. The form is showing the invoices for a customer but how do I only show the invoices for a that customer that are not paid?