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  • Tablesum syntax is not working.

    I have many samples in using the tablesum, yet everytime I tried in a new section, I run into trouble.

    I have :
    TABLESUM("order.DBF", "BETWEEN(order_date,{" + DTOC(Datestart) + "},{" + DTOC(Dateend) + "})"
    .and. ( "order.DBF", "Mrkarea <> 'maine'") , "total" )

    Does not work.
    Yet individual parameters works. The .and. syntax seems to give me problem.
    I tried as in example given before:

    TABLESUM("order.DBF", "BETWEEN(order_date,{" + DTOC(Datestart) + "},{" + DTOC(Dateend) + "})"
    '.and."+ ( "order.DBF", "Mrkarea <> 'maine'") , "total" ) Did not work.

  • #2
    Re: Tablesum syntax is not working.


    TABLESUM("order.DBF", "BETWEEN(order_date,{" + DTOC(Datestart) + "},{" + DTOC(Dateend) + "}) .and. Mrkarea <> 'maine'" , "total" )
    Tim Kiebert
    Eagle Creek Citrus
    A complex system that does not work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.


    • #3
      Re: Tablesum syntax is not working.

      The elimination of the tablename in the second parameter, was the solution and using the first quote until the end.
      So in the sentence, once you declare the source table, it does not need to be mentioned again.
      I belive I could add more .and. just using the fields.
      Thanks for showing it.


      • #4
        Re: Tablesum syntax is not working.

        Or, you could substitute between() with between_date()
        TABLESUM("order.DBF", "(BETWEEN_date(order_date,Datestart,Dateend) ).and.( Mrkarea <> 'maine')" , "total" )
        Also, it is a good idea when using .and. or .OR. to enclose each statement in parenthesis such as the ones in red.


        • #5
          Re: Tablesum syntax is not working.

          TABLESUM("order.DBF", "(BETWEEN_date(order_date,Datestart,Dateend) ).and.( Mrkarea <> 'maine')" , "total" )
          Unlikely, more like

          TABLESUM("order.DBF", BETWEEN_date("order_date",Datestart,Dateend) +" .and.( Mrkarea <> 'maine')" , "total" )

          Between_date() returns a character expression.
          Last edited by Stan Mathews; 10-03-2013, 09:07 AM. Reason: field name must be quoted
          There can be only one.


          • #6
            Re: Tablesum syntax is not working.

            Which means, you have to escape the quotes of the date field:
            TABLESUM("order.DBF", "BETWEEN_date(\"order_date\",Datestart,Dateend) .and.( Mrkarea <> 'maine')" , "total" )
            I do not think you need to concatenate the 2 statements.


            • #7
              Re: Tablesum syntax is not working.


              You don't quote between_date(). It returns a filter expression itself. So you do need to concatenate the return value of between_date() with the rest of the filter.

              tbl ="abb")
              ? between_date("post_date",{01/01/2013},{12/31/2013})
              = "between(post_date,{01/01/2013},{12/31/2013})"
              There can be only one.


              • #8
                Re: Tablesum syntax is not working.

                Thanks for the responses, very helpful.
                I ussually enclose multiples parameters in parenthesis. Not only is safer, but is easier to read.
                My tsble sums are working. Hope I will not find another scenario the would not work for me.
                I think I have hit them all.