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  • Importing field into grid issue

    I have an SQL database I am pulling my info from. Into a grid. I have a column named "Post$Req" that I need but can't get it imported. Is it the "$" that is causing the issue? Is there a way around it?

  • #2
    Re: Importing field into grid issue

    There's a good chance that's the problem. Which part has the $ in it, sql column or grid column, and what version of sql are you using ?
    Gregg Schmidt

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    • #3
      Re: Importing field into grid issue

      It's in the SQL column. Alpa doesn't seem to like the $ symbol. I've tried "Post$Req" and [Post$Req] but no luck. We use SQL Server 2014 Express.

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      • #4
        Re: Importing field into grid issue

        Try select Post$Req as 'PostMoneyReq'. That should appease alpha.
        If it doesn't, I would try a procedure to do the same thing (be sure to use make alpha use native sql).
        Last, but not least, how much work would be created by changing the sql column to eliminate the $ ?
        Gregg Schmidt

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        • #5
          Re: Importing field into grid issue

          Good Morning! My SELECT statement is below. I tried what you said but I don't think I did it correctly. When I try to save it, I get an error message. Capture.PNG

          SELECT
          o.Post$Req as 'PostMoneyReq',
          o.OrderID,
          o.BillToCompany,
          o.ProjName,
          o.FirstDrop,
          o.CSR,
          o.UserDefDate7,
          o.UserDefDate8,
          o.DPStatus,
          o.DPInitials,
          o.EnterDate,
          o.MaterialIn,
          o.DateDataChecked,
          o.DataIn,
          o.PDComments,
          o.CloseDate,
          o.ActualQtyDP,
          o.ActualAmtBilled,
          e.Initials
          FROM tblOrders o
          LEFT OUTER JOIN tblEmployee e
          ON e.EmployeeID = o.CSR

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          • #6
            Re: Importing field into grid issue

            Originally posted by f_cruz View Post
            Good Morning! My SELECT statement is below. I tried what you said but I don't think I did it correctly. When I try to save it, I get an error message. [ATTACH=CONFIG]46219[/ATTACH]

            SELECT
            o.Post$Req as 'PostMoneyReq',
            o.OrderID,
            o.BillToCompany,
            o.ProjName,
            o.FirstDrop,
            o.CSR,
            o.UserDefDate7,
            o.UserDefDate8,
            o.DPStatus,
            o.DPInitials,
            o.EnterDate,
            o.MaterialIn,
            o.DateDataChecked,
            o.DataIn,
            o.PDComments,
            o.CloseDate,
            o.ActualQtyDP,
            o.ActualAmtBilled,
            e.Initials
            FROM tblOrders o
            LEFT OUTER JOIN tblEmployee e
            ON e.EmployeeID = o.CSR
            Code:
            SELECT 
            	o.Post$Req as 'PostMoneyReq',
            	o.OrderID,
            	o.BillToCompany,
            	o.ProjName,
            	o.FirstDrop,
            	o.CSR,
            	o.UserDefDate7,
            	o.UserDefDate8,
            	o.DPStatus,
            	o.DPInitials,
            	o.EnterDate,
            	o.MaterialIn,
            	o.DateDataChecked,
            	o.DataIn,
            	o.PDComments,
            	o.CloseDate,
            	o.ActualQtyDP,
            	o.ActualAmtBilled,
                    e.EmployeeID,
            	e.Initials 
            FROM tblOrders o
            	 LEFT OUTER JOIN tblEmployee e
            		 ON  e.EmployeeID = o.CSR
            Al Buchholz
            Bookwood Systems, LTD
            Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

            Occam's Razor - KISS
            Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
            Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
            When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
            "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
            Albert Einstein

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            • #7
              Re: Importing field into grid issue

              I tried this and now i get this. Capture.PNG

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              • #8
                Re: Importing field into grid issue

                Anyone else have any ideas of how I can get this to work?

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                • #9
                  Re: Importing field into grid issue

                  Divide and conquer.

                  Build a simple query that works and then add into it until it breaks.

                  Then you have what you need to focus on.
                  Al Buchholz
                  Bookwood Systems, LTD
                  Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                  Occam's Razor - KISS
                  Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                  Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                  When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                  "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                  Albert Einstein

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                  • #10
                    Re: Importing field into grid issue

                    That is exactly where I am at. Everything works great except trying to add "Post$Req" and changing column name of SQL column is out of the question. Any guidance would be helpful.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Importing field into grid issue

                      share the component (grid) and some sample data. Everything through now has been guesswork.
                      Gregg Schmidt

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                      • #12
                        Re: Importing field into grid issue

                        Originally posted by f_cruz View Post
                        That is exactly where I am at. Everything works great except trying to add "Post$Req" and changing column name of SQL column is out of the question. Any guidance would be helpful.
                        Can you add a view to the database?

                        That view can rename the field and then Alpha won't see the $
                        Al Buchholz
                        Bookwood Systems, LTD
                        Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                        Occam's Razor - KISS
                        Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                        Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                        When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                        "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                        Albert Einstein

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                        • #13
                          Re: Importing field into grid issue

                          Originally posted by Al Buchholz View Post
                          Can you add a view to the database?

                          That view can rename the field and then Alpha won't see the $
                          Al, how can I accomplish this?

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                          • #14
                            Re: Importing field into grid issue

                            Originally posted by f_cruz View Post
                            Al, how can I accomplish this?
                            You need to use something like this directly in the database.

                            https://www.w3schools.com/sql/sql_view.asp

                            Do you have access to do that with this database? And which SQL database is it?
                            Al Buchholz
                            Bookwood Systems, LTD
                            Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                            Occam's Razor - KISS
                            Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                            Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                            When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                            "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                            Albert Einstein

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