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  • Update Field Error

    I am trying to update fields to remove capital letters and accent marks for sorting.
    I use the Genie to set up an Operation.
    The resulting expression is:


    I get this error:
    Error running Update Operation
    Variable update.expr1 expression - Expected value.

    If I just ask to change:
    É to e
    I get the same error.

    What am I doing wrong?
    Jim Belanger

  • #2
    Re: Update Field Error

    Works here in v11. Don't have any suggestions.
    There can be only one.


    • #3
      Re: Update Field Error

      In my Version 9

      After I run the operation and get the error message; then I look at DESIGN for the operation and the program changed it to:

      Jim Belanger


      • #4
        Re: Update Field Error

        Genie is choking on the accented character, capture the xbasic and fix it and save it. Try running that.
        There can be only one.


        • #5
          Re: Update Field Error

          capture the xbasic and fix it and save it

          And how do I do that?

          And, as a follow-up
          Why does it work for lower case é changed to e?
          Jim Belanger


          • #6
            Re: Update Field Error

            Right click on the operation name in the control panel, Show xbasic.
            There can be only one.


            • #7
              Re: Update Field Error

              OK, thanks. That seems to work.

              OOPs. No, it does not work!!

              I corrected the Xbasic to read:
              update.fields = 1
              update.field1 = "GR_LNAME"
              update.expr1 = "STRITRAN(GR_LNAME,\"BÉLANGER","Belanger")

              Saved it by clicking CLOSE.
              Immediately opened it again before I even tried to run it and here is what was saved.
              update.fields = 1
              update.field1 = "GR_LNAME"
              update.expr1 = "STRITRAN(GR_LNAME,\"B"

              That's what I started out with.l

              But, I don't think I will pursue this any more. I figured a way to correct it. Since every single record had the same Last Name (all 40,000 of them) I simply replaced Last Name with Belanger.
              Last edited by Beltronics; 07-14-2015, 01:38 PM. Reason: Wrong Informatiion
              Jim Belanger


              • #8
                Re: Update Field Error

                update.expr1 = "STRITRAN(GR_LNAME,\"BÉLANGER\",\"Belanger\")"
                There can be only one.


                • #9
                  Re: Update Field Error

                  Pardon my sounding snarky, but how about if you stuff it?

                  dim text as C = "BÉLANGER"
                  = "BELANGER"
                  I promise, I am not trying to be rude, I just couldn't pass up the opportunity...

                  The accented "E" really seems to give Alpha a problem, so I looked for some other way to replace it without using the character.

                  Its been a long week.

                  ...and before anybody beats me up about this, YES, this would only work with a word that has the accented E in position 2 of the word. Since you said all the records have this field the same, it would work for you.

                  Last edited by Tom Henkel; 07-17-2015, 02:10 PM. Reason: disclaimer