sql update statement

Robert Mann robmann at gp-racing.com
Sun Oct 1 07:20:24 CDT 2006


Thanks so much but how do I set up the following SQL statement using your
example

get "2srd3 = " &p& fld 2srd3 &p
get it & ",2srd4 = " &p& fld 2srd4 &p
get it & ",2srd5 = " &p& fld 2srd5 &p
get it & ",2srd5 = " &p& fld 2srd5 &p
get it & ", srideht = " &p& fld srideht &p
get it & ", smisccomment = " &p& fld smisccomment &p
put it into updateColValListOf123Pairs


      put "UPDATE rider SET    updateColValListOf123Pairs   WHERE record_id
= '" & fld "record_id" & "'" into tSQL
      revExecuteSQL dbID2,tSQL



Robert Mann


-----Original Message-----
From: use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com
[mailto:use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com]On Behalf Of Jim Ault
Sent: Sunday, October 01, 2006 2:19 AM
To: How to use Revolution
Subject: Re: sql update statement


A quick technique I use to accumulate text lines in a long string and still
make it readable is to do the following (starting with your SQL example)

> 2srd3 = '"& fld "2srd3" &"',
> 2srd4 = '"& fld "2srd4" &"',
> 2srd5 = '"& fld "2srd5" &"',
> srideht = '"& fld "srideht" &"',
> smisccomment = '"& fld "smisccomment" &"',

put "'" into p  --this makes the ' easier to see in code
get "2srd3 = " &p& fld 2srd3 &p
get it & ",2srd4 = " &p& fld 2srd4 &p
get it & ",2srd5 = " &p& fld 2srd5 &p
get it & ",2srd5 = " &p& fld 2srd5 &p
get it & ", srideht = " &p& fld srideht &p
get it & ", smisccomment = " &p& fld smisccomment &p
put it into updateColValListOf123Pairs

An advantage to doing this technique is that you can step along in the
debugger and check for errors as the parts are concatenating.

There are several other more elaborate ways, but this should get you where
you want to go.

Further note.. I see a label ' smisccomment ' which may be a user input
item, and you need to watch for apostrophes there... such as don't, won't,
can't, the Thomas' garden party... since these could produce a syntax error.

one way to do this is to convert to a
numtochar(96) = it is the key just to the left of the '1' key
 or
numtochar(250) = opt-h on the Mac
and do the folowing line
replace "'" with numtochar(250) in fld smisccomment

--Or use the following version of the above -----------------
--temporarily use the  [opt-j on the Mac] and build the string
get "2srd3 =" & fld 2srd3
get it & ",2srd4 =" & fld 2srd4
get it & ",2srd5 =" & fld 2srd5
get it & ",2srd5 =" & fld 2srd5
get it & ", srideht =" & fld srideht
get it & ", smisccomment =" & fld smisccomment
put it  & "" into updateColValListOf123Pairs
--now do a little cleanup
replace "'" with numtochar(96) in updateColValListOf123Pairs
--all maverick apostrophes have been converted to `
replace "" with "'" in updateColValListOf123Pairs
--now apostrophes only happen in the right places


Hope this helps.

Jim Ault
Las Vegas

On 9/30/06 6:37 PM, "Robert Mann" <robmann at gp-racing.com> wrote:

> I have a sql update statement that has several hundred items in it, is it
> possible to leave it in list format like this
>
> 2srd3 = '"& fld "2srd3" &"',
> 2srd4 = '"& fld "2srd4" &"',
> 2srd5 = '"& fld "2srd5" &"',
> srideht = '"& fld "srideht" &"',
> smisccomment = '"& fld "smisccomment" &"',
>
> and not like this
>
>  2srd3 = '"& fld "2srd3" &"', 2srd4 = '"& fld "2srd4" &"', 2srd5 = '"& fld
> "2srd5" &"', srideht = '"& fld "srideht" &"', smisccomment = '"& fld
> "smisccomment" &"',
>
> why you might ask do I want to do this, well once I get out quit a ways on
> one line rev seems to not like it and starts to give me problems run slow,
> and not want to copy and paste
>
> I tried the above list format but it does not like the returns after each
> comma, what can I do to correct this?
>
> Robert Mann
>
>
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