Extract text from numbers

  • Hello everyone

    I need some help with this one.

    I have a field which contains something like prj(5616) .

    I have been assigned to display the actual name and not the text with the number.

    example: if prj(8616) is called Soccer , then I want display Soccer instead of prj(8616).

    any advice?

  • Do you have a table somewhere which includes both the code and the description?

    If you haven't even tried to resolve your issue, please don't expect the hard-working volunteers here to waste their time providing links to answers which you could easily have found yourself.

  • What decides prj(5616) is to be called soccer?

    I mean i thought you wanted to extract prj from prj(5616), but this is something else you are talking about.

    Anyways, you could use a lookup table to map what number is to be called what name, but again that depends on what you want to do here..

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  • Hi Phil

    I looked at the two tables and only an ID Field is common between these two.

    there seems to be no description field at all.

  • Hi Mohit

    yes i understand what you are saying but this is like really complicated as we pull data from all different tables joining it by a common ID.

  • Can you please provide table scripts and some sample data, that would be easier for us to understand the scenario

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  • compufreak (10/20/2014)


    Hi Mohit

    yes i understand what you are saying but this is like really complicated as we pull data from all different tables joining it by a common ID.

    Ok..but what i intended to ask was how do you decide what you want to call a certain Id (Or number) ?

    Is there a business logic that defines that?

    If so then one way is to put that in a lookup table and retrieve the name from this lookup table by joining it on Id..

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  • compufreak (10/20/2014)


    Hi Phil

    I looked at the two tables and only an ID Field is common between these two.

    there seems to be no description field at all.

    Then where were you hoping to get the word 'soccer' from?

    You need a table of Ids and descriptions to use as a lookup.

    If you haven't even tried to resolve your issue, please don't expect the hard-working volunteers here to waste their time providing links to answers which you could easily have found yourself.

  • okay so i had a look at some other tables and the field is linked to another table.

    so basically if the table contains prj(8345) then i am sure it must be linked to a project name .

    any idea as to how i would be able to lookup this? and if i find it then show the name of the actual project instead of the numbers?

    thanks for your help guys.

  • compufreak (10/20/2014)


    okay so i had a look at some other tables and the field is linked to another table.

    so basically if the table contains prj(8345) then i am sure it must be linked to a project name .

    any idea as to how i would be able to lookup this? and if i find it then show the name of the actual project instead of the numbers?

    thanks for your help guys.

    It's really easy - all you have to do is join the two tables on the common key - the columns which contain the value 'prj(8345)', and output the column containing 'soccer' in your select.

    Try it. If it doesn't work, the post up your query along with sample data and scripts for all of the tables involved.

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  • select distinct p.FormulaTypeID,p.FinancialYearID,p.VersionID,p.ProjectName,f.Formula

    from tb_Projects p

    inner join tb_FormulaTypes f on p.FormulaTypeID=p.FormulaTypeID

    this is still not pulling the right results πŸ™

  • compufreak (10/20/2014)


    select distinct p.FormulaTypeID,p.FinancialYearID,p.VersionID,p.ProjectName,f.Formula

    from tb_Projects p

    inner join tb_FormulaTypes f on p.FormulaTypeID=p.FormulaTypeID

    this is still not pulling the right results πŸ™

    We don't know your tables, your data, your business or your application architecture.

    Now try to imagine how difficult it is to help you, given the scant information above.

    Please provide some sample data and desired results, along the lines outlined in the link in my signature. We will have this sorted for you very quickly if you take the time to do that.

    If you haven't even tried to resolve your issue, please don't expect the hard-working volunteers here to waste their time providing links to answers which you could easily have found yourself.

  • hello all

    thanks for all your assistance yesterday.

    i have a new requirement :

    i would like to split this string after the "+" symbol:

    prj(9204)(a)+prj(9205)(a)+prj(9206)(a)+prj(9207)(a)+prj(9208)(a)+prj(9209)(a)+prj(9210)(a)+prj(9211(a)

    if that is my string, then i want the output to be like this :

    prj(9204)(a)+

    prj(9205)(a)+

    prj(9206)(a)+

    prj(9207)(a)+

    prj(9208)(a)+

    prj(9209)(a)+

    prj(9210)(a)+

    prj(9211(a)

    any solutions?

  • Sure. Use Jeff Moden's Splitter – see here[/url].

    If you haven't even tried to resolve your issue, please don't expect the hard-working volunteers here to waste their time providing links to answers which you could easily have found yourself.

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