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Cast Syntax

Cast Syntax

(OP)
The statement should be simple, but it's getting bounced.

The database has the cost in pennies. I would like to put out a report that has the cost in dollars and cents.

It starts out with (cost/100), but that some time comes out as 4 instead of 4.00, or 4.1 instead of 4.10.

All I should have to do is Cast ((cost/100) as Money) right?

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
[LNA][Pervasive][ODBC Engine Interface]Error in expression: CAST ( ( Case_Cost / 100 ) AS MONEY )
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

case_cost is < "Case_Cost" REAL, > in the schema.

The definition of cast is < CAST (exp AS type) >

I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. I'm very new at doing reports directly, rather than using a drag & drop interface.

RE: Cast Syntax

What version of PSQL are you using?  
Try using  decimal(6,2) instead of money.  
According to the docs (http://docs.pervasive.com/products/database/psqlv11/wwhelp/wwhimpl/js/html/wwhelp.htm#href=sqlref/scalarfunc.05.7.html), Type may be any of the Pervasive PSQL relational data types as listed in the table Pervasive PSQL Data Types and Equivalent ODBC Data Types. It says relational, money is a transactional type.
 

Mirtheil
Certified Pervasive Developer
Certified Pervasive Technician
http://www.mirtheil.com

RE: Cast Syntax

(OP)
Thanks for the reply.

I'm using v11.00.247.

Table A2 of the help file included with the Pervasive Control Center lists money as a relational type (the column heading is Relational Data Type); Money does not appear at all in table A1, so it is possible it isn't supported at all.

Decimal(6,2) gets me what I need. Thank you.

Paul

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