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  • MikeG
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    Re: how to update multiple selected records?

    Thanks Al... I will try...

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

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  • Al Buchholz
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    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)

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  • Stan Mathews
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    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.

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  • MikeG
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    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

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  • Al Buchholz
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    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.

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  • Stan Mathews
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    Re: how to update multiple selected records?

    A bit confused but it seems you are looking for

    left(name,2) = "SN"

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  • MikeG
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    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...

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  • fddizon
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    problem solved

    thanks Stan

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  • fddizon
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    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

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  • fddizon
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    Re: how to update multiple selected records?

    Thanks Stan

    i will try

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  • MoGrace
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    Re: how to update multiple selected records?

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

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  • Stan Mathews
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    ? 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.

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  • fddizon
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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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