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Crystal Formula to T-SQL


Crystal Formula to T-SQL

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Jysafe Lerroy
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Hi,

I have been trying to convert the Crystal formula below into T-SQL, but I'm not able to do that. Anyone has any idea on how to convert this?

replace(space(3-len({Cono})), ' ', '1') + {Cono} +
(if len(cstr({empno}, 0, '')) < 4 then
replace(space(4-len(cstr({empno}, 0, ''))), ' ', '0')
) +
cstr({empno}, 0, '')



Thanks!
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You have to use CASE instead of IF and you have to use CAST or CONVERT instead of CSTR (if it means "convert to string"). You also have to remove all of the curly braces on the column names. I don't know what the second and third operand of CSTR do but here's my best guess. It also assumes that the IF had no ELSE because I can't even spell "Crystal Formula". :-D

    replace(space(3-len(Cono)), ' ', '1') 
+ Cono
+ CASE
WHEN len(cstr(empno, 0, '')) < 4
THEN replace(space(4-len(CAST(empno AS VARCHAR(10)))), ' ', '0')
ELSE ''
END
+ CAST(empno AS VARCHAR(10))




--Jeff Moden

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First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
Although they tell us that they want it real bad, our primary goal is to ensure that we dont actually give it to them that way.
Although change is inevitable, change for the better is not.
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Thank you so much. That is exactly what I wanted.
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Jeff Moden (11/16/2013)
You have to use CASE instead of IF and you have to use CAST or CONVERT instead of CSTR (if it means "convert to string"). You also have to remove all of the curly braces on the column names. I don't know what the second and third operand of CSTR do but here's my best guess. It also assumes that the IF had no ELSE because I can't even spell "Crystal Formula". :-D

    replace(space(3-len(Cono)), ' ', '1') 
+ Cono
+ CASE
WHEN len(cstr(empno, 0, '')) < 4
THEN replace(space(4-len(CAST(empno AS VARCHAR(10)))), ' ', '0')
ELSE ''
END
+ CAST(empno AS VARCHAR(10))






Great improv Jeff, you really needed the 'crystal' ball for that one ;-)


Far away is close at hand in the images of elsewhere.

Anon.


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David Burrows (11/18/2013)
Jeff Moden (11/16/2013)
You have to use CASE instead of IF and you have to use CAST or CONVERT instead of CSTR (if it means "convert to string"). You also have to remove all of the curly braces on the column names. I don't know what the second and third operand of CSTR do but here's my best guess. It also assumes that the IF had no ELSE because I can't even spell "Crystal Formula". :-D

    replace(space(3-len(Cono)), ' ', '1') 
+ Cono
+ CASE
WHEN len(cstr(empno, 0, '')) < 4
THEN replace(space(4-len(CAST(empno AS VARCHAR(10)))), ' ', '0')
ELSE ''
END
+ CAST(empno AS VARCHAR(10))






Great improv Jeff, you really needed the 'crystal' ball for that one ;-)


I'm just glad it didn't turn out out to be too much of an as*-umption on my part.

--Jeff Moden

RBAR is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
Although they tell us that they want it real bad, our primary goal is to ensure that we dont actually give it to them that way.
Although change is inevitable, change for the better is not.
Just because you can do something in PowerShell, doesnt mean you should. Wink

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Jysafe Lerroy (11/18/2013)
Thank you so much. That is exactly what I wanted.


You bet. Thanks for the feedback. I really don't know how to program in Crystal so I had to make some guesses. I figured if I told you what I was doing, you might be able to figure it out if I got it wrong.

--Jeff Moden

RBAR is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
Although they tell us that they want it real bad, our primary goal is to ensure that we dont actually give it to them that way.
Although change is inevitable, change for the better is not.
Just because you can do something in PowerShell, doesnt mean you should. Wink

Helpful Links:
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