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    Query on field unique

    I want to query a table based upon only displaying records where the PartNum field is unique.

    tbl ="Parts")
    query.description = ""
    query.order = ""
    query.filter = ""
    query.options = "U"
    Q = tbl.query_create()
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    Re: Query on field unique

    Query.order = "partnum"
    Query.filter ="unique_key_value()"
    There can be only one.


      Re: Query on field unique

      Stan, you beat me.

      From the help...



      Logical Result_Flag = UNIQUE_KEY_VALUE()


      The UNIQUE_KEY_VALUE() function is a special function that returns .T. (TRUE). Its sole purpose is for use in a filter expression where you want to return only those records with unique key values that satisfy the filter expression.

      Note : Using the UNIQUE_KEY_VALUE() function in a query filter is equivalent to selecting "U" for the query.options flag when using the <TBL>.QUERY_CREATE()method. The advantage of this function over setting the appropriate flag in query.options is that many Alpha Five methods and functions prompt for a filter, but do not let you specify query options.

      Supported By

      Alpha Five Version 5 and Above


      This will produce a report showing all type 'A' customers sorted by state:

      report.preview("customer", "type = 'A' ", "state")

      This will produce a report showing the first type 'A' customer in each state:

      report.preview("customer", "type = 'A' .and. unique_key_value() ", "state")
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      Ron Anusiewicz


        Re: Query on field unique

        Originally posted by Stan Mathews View Post
        Query.order = "partnum"
        Query.filter ="unique_key_value()"
        Sorry. I forgot to mention the main point. I need the values to be in record number order, not partnum order.
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          Re: Query on field unique

          I ended up writing the data to a 2nd table after applying the unique. I also appended the recno() from the original table to a record_num field in the 2nd table which allows me to preserve the original data entry order.
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            Re: Query on field unique



            Then choose the unmarked rows.
            Al Buchholz
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              Re: Query on field unique

              Good one, Al!
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