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Convereting a Field Type

Convereting a Field Type

Convereting a Field Type


This is probably simple but I can't get it to work.

What I need to do is convert a field from integer to varchar, so I can join it to a field in another table.

I have tried to produce a Computed field using the Conversion function in Query Editor, however I get the following error:

Actual: Line    Expecting:   ID, [A-Z], ID@, ID#, ID%, ID&, ID!, ID$, Width

Here is my expression:


Can anyone point out what I'm doing wrong?


RE: Convereting a Field Type

Try using Cstr(expression) function. Might work.
See Actuate Basic Programming Reference Chap 2

RE: Convereting a Field Type

Thanks for that, unfortunately it produces the same error.

RE: Convereting a Field Type

I notice you have a comma after your field and before the last bracket "CONVERSION(VARCHAR(10),DBSrrcv.dbo.recv_doc_line_tax.recv_doc_line_nbr,)"
, intimating something should follow when it isn't.

Actuate would not understand what you were after.

You could try the join in the report by overriding the Sub OnRow method.

RE: Convereting a Field Type

Thanks for the suggestions.

Yes, I saw the comma and took it out,it still produced the error.

I am not creating a report, I'm creating an information object so I don't have the option of overriding anything.

RE: Convereting a Field Type

Not worked with information objects, so don't think I can help you

RE: Convereting a Field Type

Ok, thanks for trying anyway.

RE: Convereting a Field Type

Did you try CVar(DBSrrcv.dbo.recv_doc_line_tax.recv_doc_line_nbr)

 assuming that:

DBSrrcv.dbo.recv_doc_line_tax.recv_doc_line_nbr is an integer?

RE: Convereting a Field Type

Hi, yes I've tried CVar and get the same, DBSrrcv.dbo.recv_doc_line_tax.recv_doc_line_nbr is an integer.

Thanks for replying.

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