Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.


CTE Missing

CTE Missing


I wrote a basic stored procedure from TableJ, that selects all jobs and I developed a report with Crystal Reports which shows the jobs with missing vessels, missing dates,….. Each job has one vessel, one date, …

1. Some jobs with the field value'F' have one or more containers,
2. some jobs with the field value'F' don’t have containers yet,
3. and some jobs with the field value'L' don’t have containers, they have boxes in the TableJ.

I have the containers in TableC.

TableJ is linked with TableC through the JobNo and I have outer join on TableC. TableC doesn’t have the JobNo until the users input the containers in the system.

So I wrote a CTE that retrieves the count of the containers (the container is type char) for a job from TableC and I have in the report a formula: if the count is 0, print ‘Missing’. But formula doesn’t work; I tried to put a formula in the report: if is null print ‘Missing’. Still doesn’t work. Obviously I miss something.

Could you help, please?

RE: CTE Missing

Could you please post some example data and desired result?

Borislav Borissov
VFP9 SP2, SQL Server

RE: CTE Missing

Thank you Boris. Sorted :)

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members!


Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close