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  • how to update multiple selected records?

    hi to all


    its been a while the last time i used alpha five. im kinda rusty right now.
    a client of mine came to a problem and i need to modify selected records on my employee table
    filtered with card_expiry in between these dates 1/26/2018 to 04/27/2018
    and id like to modify the Employee_ID 2nd and 3rd characters

    here is the sample thats in the records
    TCM-MC-000777
    and should be
    TMC-MC-000777

    i dont know how to create the update operation
    please help
    thanks
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    Francis

  • #2
    Re: how to update multiple selected records?

    ? strtran("TCM-MC-000777","TCM","TMC")
    = "TMC-MC-000777"

    So you could run an update operation on the Employee_ID field with the expression

    strtran(Employee_ID,"TCM","TMC")

    and if you wanted to be extra explicit filter for records where

    left(Employee_ID,3) = "TCM"
    Last edited by Stan Mathews; 06-01-2017, 08:15 AM.
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: how to update multiple selected records?

      Is the Employee ID field used to link to other tables?
      Robin

      Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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      • #4
        Re: how to update multiple selected records?

        Thanks Stan

        i will try
        Francis

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        • #5
          Re: how to update multiple selected records?

          MoGrace,

          it is linked only into a primary table for lookup. no transactions made yet
          no records will be orphaned
          Francis

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          • #6
            Re: how to update multiple selected records?

            problem solved

            thanks Stan
            Francis

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            • #7
              Re: how to update multiple selected records?

              On the same lines of this thread.. I have created an Update Operation to delete part of the string in "Name" based off of the following:
              The Field Name is "Name" the Expression is : STRTRAN(NAME,"SN1550""") and the Filter Expression is : right(alltrim(name),len("SN1550")) = "SN1550". I would change this to other SN#'s to delete many strings at one time.
              Everything works fine...
              I am now down to a bunch of records that have part of the string that starts with "SN" and end with a bunch of different numbers; IE: 207,159,483 etc. etc. , but only have a few related matches...
              This is the last word in the string. Is there anyway, I can get the rest of these with one Expression ??? I have tried using ""SN***" with no results...
              MikeG

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              • #8
                Re: how to update multiple selected records?

                A bit confused but it seems you are looking for

                left(name,2) = "SN"
                There can be only one.

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                • #9
                  Re: how to update multiple selected records?

                  Originally posted by MikeG View Post
                  On the same lines of this thread.. I have created an Update Operation to delete part of the string in "Name" based off of the following:
                  The Field Name is "Name" the Expression is : STRTRAN(NAME,"SN1550""") and the Filter Expression is : right(alltrim(name),len("SN1550")) = "SN1550". I would change this to other SN#'s to delete many strings at one time.
                  Everything works fine...
                  I am now down to a bunch of records that have part of the string that starts with "SN" and end with a bunch of different numbers; IE: 207,159,483 etc. etc. , but only have a few related matches...
                  This is the last word in the string. Is there anyway, I can get the rest of these with one Expression ??? I have tried using ""SN***" with no results...
                  Mike

                  Can you give a more complete example of the data?

                  Instead of telling us about it in words, give a list of sample data with the complete value and how you want to select.

                  Thanks.
                  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.

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                  • #10
                    Re: how to update multiple selected records?

                    Originally posted by Al Buchholz View Post
                    Mike

                    Can you give a more complete example of the data?

                    Instead of telling us about it in words, give a list of sample data with the complete value and how you want to select.

                    Thanks.
                    Al,
                    Here is a sample of the data that is listed in the Name Field : The SN# is always at the end but can vary in size, there could be from 1 to 4 digits after "SN"

                    DeVante Parker*RR, SN156
                    Melvin Gordon*RR, SN45
                    Nelson Agholor*RR, SN178
                    Breshad Perriman*RR, SN115
                    Phillip Dorsett*RR, SN108
                    T.J. Yeldon*RR, SN576
                    Devin Smith*RR, SN121
                    Dorial Green-Beckham*RR, SN87
                    Devin Funchess*RR, SN126
                    Ameer Abdullah*RR, SN39
                    Jason Pierre-Paul*SN420
                    Paul Posluszny*SN639
                    Darrelle Revis*SN328
                    Haloti Ngata*SN255
                    MikeG

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                    • #11
                      Re: how to update multiple selected records?

                      strtran(alltrim(name),right(alltrim(name),len(alltrim(name))- at("SN",name)+1),"")

                      this will leave the ", " or "*" but those are easily removed later.
                      Last edited by Stan Mathews; 11-12-2017, 09:23 PM.
                      There can be only one.

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                      • #12
                        Re: how to update multiple selected records?

                        I went a little farther than Stan to show what is happening..

                        Load this as an xbasic script and run it

                        Code:
                        namelist=<<%nl%
                        DeVante Parker*RR, SN156
                        Melvin Gordon*RR, SN45
                        Nelson Agholor*RR, SN178
                        Breshad Perriman*RR, SN115
                        Phillip Dorsett*RR, SN108
                        T.J. Yeldon*RR, SN576
                        Devin Smith*RR, SN121
                        Dorial Green-Beckham*RR, SN87
                        Devin Funchess*RR, SN126
                        Ameer Abdullah*RR, SN39
                        Jason Pierre-Paul*SN420
                        Paul Posluszny*SN639
                        Darrelle Revis*SN328
                        Haloti Ngata*SN255 
                        %nl%
                        msgg= ""
                        for each name in namelist
                        
                        p1 = name+"~"
                        p2 = alltrim(name)+"~"
                        p3a = len(alltrim(name))
                        p3b = at("SN",name)+1
                        p3 = len(alltrim(name))- at("SN",name)+1
                        p4 = right(alltrim(name),len(alltrim(name))- at("SN",name)+1)
                        p5 = strtran(alltrim(name),right(alltrim(name),len(alltrim(name))- at("SN",name)+1),"")
                        
                        msgg= msgg+ \
                        "p1: "+p1+crlf()+\
                        "p2: "+p2+crlf()+\
                        "p3a: "+p3a+crlf()+\
                        "p3b: "+p3b+crlf()+\
                        "p3: "+p3+crlf()+\
                        "p4: "+p4+crlf()+\
                        "p5: "+p5+crlf(2)
                        
                        next name
                        
                        a5_show_variable(msgg)
                        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.

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                        • #13
                          Re: how to update multiple selected records?

                          Thanks Stan...
                          This did the trick... Thank you very much ...
                          MikeG

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                          • #14
                            Re: how to update multiple selected records?

                            Thanks Al... I will try...
                            MikeG

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