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  • Bug on the Query Builder?

    Hi to everybody!

    I've found a bug on the reporting section of the Platinum version.

    To verify follow these instructions:

    - Right clic on a report and select "Edit data source" to modify a previously created sql statement
    - Select "Edit ad hoc data source"
    - clic on "Next" button
    - on the next screen clic on "Query Builder..." button
    - on the SQL genie screen clic on the Filter tab

    now clic on the "value/expression" field (when a previously created "where" clause is on that field) and then clic on the arrow that move on the right the panel of conditions (the button with the ">" under the expressions). The "value/expression" field is cleared!

    I can reproduce the situation.

    My SQL statement:

    SELECT MOTRICI_ASSICURAZIONI.MAS_TARGA AS targa, MOTRICI.MOT_DESCRIZIONE AS descrizione, FORNITORI.FOR_RAGIONE_SOCIALE AS compagnia, MOTRICI_ASSICURAZIONI.MAS_NR_DOCUMENTO AS nr_documento, MOTRICI_ASSICURAZIONI.MAS_DATA_SCADENZA AS data_scadenza
    FROM (MOTRICI_ASSICURAZIONI MOTRICI_ASSICURAZIONI
    LEFT OUTER JOIN MOTRICI MOTRICI
    ON (MOTRICI_ASSICURAZIONI.MAS_TARGA = MOTRICI.MOT_TARGA)
    LEFT OUTER JOIN FORNITORI FORNITORI
    ON (MOTRICI_ASSICURAZIONI.MAS_COMPAGNIA = FORNITORI.FOR_CODICE))
    WHERE motrici_assicurazioni.mas_anno_competenza in (SELECT MAX(x.mas_anno_competenza) FROM motrici_assicurazioni x
    WHERE (x.mas_targa = motrici_assicurazioni.mas_targa and x.mas_compagnia = motrici_assicurazioni.mas_compagnia and x.mas_nr_documento = motrici_assicurazioni.mas_nr_documento) )
    ORDER BY MOTRICI_ASSICURAZIONI.MAS_DATA_SCADENZA, FORNITORI.FOR_RAGIONE_SOCIALE, MOTRICI_ASSICURAZIONI.MAS_TARGA

    Thanks in advance for your interest.

    Sergio
    *** 38911 basic bytes free ***

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    Re: Bug on the Query Builder?

    Sergio,
    Not everyone here that helps others will have "a previously created sql statement" and even if they did your statement may very well something that is different enough to cause some odd behavior***.....so instead of having someone attempt to reproduce your particular scenario, which in most likelihood would not happen, create a simple sample that someone can verify/reproduce the problem so that it can be sent in as a bug--you would have to do just this anyways to submit a bug report so help us help you by doing so now.

    ......now watch someone will come along and read your mind and get to the root of the problem!!! Not likely but with my luck of late it might happen!.

    ***I have had other problems that cause a field to clear/disappear and it was due to incorrect/faulty script.


    EDIT: I just realized this was your first post! And as such you may be unaware of how the fastest way to get an answer to a problem--that is to attach a small samplle to a post . Zip up a sample (maybe even the entire database if small enoungh), use the paperclip icon at the top of an advanced reply message to browse for the zip, upload it, then go back to the paperclip icon and choose the attachment--it will attach wherever you cursor happens to be as far as placement on your message.


    BTW--Welcome to the forums!!
    Last edited by MikeC; 05-20-2008, 06:38 PM. Reason: More info
    Mike
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    • #3
      Re: Bug on the Query Builder?

      You have two WHERE statements, that's bound to cause trouble...

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      • #4
        Re: Bug on the Query Builder?

        Originally posted by NoeticCC View Post
        You have two WHERE statements, that's bound to cause trouble...
        The statement is correct. It retrieves the record if it is the one related to the last year inserted (read the max clause). The sql works as it should. The problem in only in the AlphaFive Query Builder form, that clears the statement when I clic on the arrow!

        Regards.

        Sergio
        *** 38911 basic bytes free ***

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        • #5
          Re: Bug on the Query Builder?

          Originally posted by badmood View Post
          The statement is correct. It retrieves the record if it is the one related to the last year inserted (read the max clause). The sql works as it should.
          Oops... must have been the formatting that confused me (with the WHERE statements under each other).

          I do believe that the query you wrote is too complex to be dealt with/represented in the query builder, I have had the same problem, and needed to use native syntax instead of portable SQL (which disables the query builder automatically).

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          • #6
            Re: Bug on the Query Builder?

            Originally posted by NoeticCC View Post
            Oops... must have been the formatting that confused me (with the WHERE statements under each other).

            I do believe that the query you wrote is too complex to be dealt with/represented in the query builder, I have had the same problem, and needed to use native syntax instead of portable SQL (which disables the query builder automatically).
            No, I've made my tests and the statement is correctly decoded by the genie... it is a problem on the expression field. If it is long enough to make the horizontal movement arrow appear you're on the right way to reproduce the bug. Write by hand a sql statement with a long "where" expression then press the query builder button. At this point, if you go to the filter, clic on the "where" expression field and then clic on the arrow... voilą! The "where" expression disappears.

            Thanks for your interest on my problem.

            Sergio
            *** 38911 basic bytes free ***

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            • #7
              Re: Bug on the Query Builder?

              Originally posted by badmood View Post
              it is a problem on the expression field. If it is long enough to make the horizontal movement arrow appear you're on the right way to reproduce the bug. Write by hand a sql statement with a long "where" expression then press the query builder button. At this point, if you go to the filter, clic on the "where" expression field and then clic on the arrow... voilą! The "where" expression disappears.
              Definitely sounds like a bug then, if you submit what you just typed up there as a bug report you'll probably get it sorted within a day or so :)

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              • #8
                Re: Bug on the Query Builder?

                Originally posted by MikeC View Post
                Sergio,

                ...

                EDIT: I just realized this was your first post! And as such you may be unaware of how the fastest way to get an answer to a problem--that is to attach a small samplle to a post . Zip up a sample (maybe even the entire database if small enoungh), use the paperclip icon at the top of an advanced reply message to browse for the zip, upload it, then go back to the paperclip icon and choose the attachment--it will attach wherever you cursor happens to be as far as placement on your message.


                BTW--Welcome to the forums!!
                My database in on a customer server... that's why I use SQL to read its data. it is a FirebirdSQL and I have an ODBC driver to access it. Now I try to retrieve the DDL statements to recreate a clean database for submitting the bug report (you know... privacy concerns) , so I can attach the A5 report and the instructions to regenerate the db in the correct way.

                Thanks.

                Sergio
                *** 38911 basic bytes free ***

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                • #9
                  Re: Bug on the Query Builder?

                  Originally posted by NoeticCC View Post
                  Definitely sounds like a bug then, if you submit what you just typed up there as a bug report you'll probably get it sorted within a day or so :)
                  You're right. I must configure an email account on the virtual machine where I run XP and A5 to send the bug report! :-)

                  Ciao.

                  Sergio
                  *** 38911 basic bytes free ***

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                  • #10
                    Re: Bug on the Query Builder?

                    If you want to take a look, I've attached the sample converting a couple of tables in MS Access format, so you can open and follow the original instructions to replicate the bug (the problem is when the left expression field name is long, shifting the right expression over the right panel side).

                    Ciao.

                    Sergio
                    *** 38911 basic bytes free ***

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