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  • Query complete Records

    I was not quite sure how to search for this.

    I have a customer order database in A4 v4.5. I need to delete all the complete orders. An order would have an order number and could have multiple line items in an order that not all the lines will be delivered/completed at the same time, or are not completed at all but the other lines could be complete. If that is the case where lines 1,3,4,5 are complete, but Line 2 has only delivered 4 items and the 5 one has not been delivered. It makes this order not complete. How can I do a query that would look and find all orders that all lines in that order are complete?

  • #2
    RE: Query complete Records

    Is it possible to AND 5 isblanks? Like if(isblank("line1").and.isblank(line2".....and.
    isblank("lineN")ta da ta da ta da)


    • #3
      RE: Query complete Records

      That would work except, sometimes it won't be blank, some units of the line will be delivered and still waiting on a few from that line. And not every order will have the same amount of lines in it. So I would have to write the code to go all the way up to at least 500 lines.
      Thanks for your help, I'm just not to sure on using all the if's, and isblank's, etc.


      • #4
        RE: Query complete Records


        I don't know of a way to do this using a query expression.

        Here's how I would tackle it, using a brute force approach:

        1: Add a new logical field to the orders (invoice header) table. Call it something like 'AllDone' or 'Completed'.

        2: Define an update operation to run against the orders (invoice header) table to set the new field TRUE in all records.

        3: Define a new set, inverting the original arrangement. Line items table becomes primary, linked 1:1 to orders (invoice header) table.

        4: Define a new update operation for the new set. Change the value of the new "AllDone" field to 'FALSE' in any record where the items->delivered field does not equal the items->ordered field, otherwise leave it alone.

        5: Open the original set, and run a query to display only invoices where the "AllDone" field is False.

        Once the set and the operations are saved to the control panel these steps could be linked in a script.

        -- tom


        • #5
          RE: Query complete Records

          I think right now that is the way I will have to do it. Because the files I am using are linked as 3 separate DB's.
          Thanks for your help.