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Concat help

Concat help

Concat help

I'm currently trying to make an easy script that will concatenate a date field and a time field so that I can sort by the Max of the date field. When I run the query I get a message saying that there are incompatible types in the expression. Can someone help a newbie out :) Thanks in advance.

My query is as follows: ($suffix, $wo, $seq are predefined by a form)
"SELECT concat(v_job_detail.date_last_chg, v_job_detail.time_last_chg)
          FROM   V_JOB_DETAIL
        where V_job_detail.suffix='$suffix'
        and v_job_detail.job='$wo'
        and v_job_detail.seq='$seq'"

RE: Concat help

You'll probably want to use the CONVERT function to get them into common data types. CONCAT is a string function while Dates and Times may not be strings.  You might change it to:
"SELECT concat(CONVERT(v_job_detail.date_last_chg, SQL_CHAR), CONVERT(v_job_detail.time_last_chg,SQL_CHAR))
          FROM   V_JOB_DETAIL
        where V_job_detail.suffix='$suffix'
        and v_job_detail.job='$wo'
        and v_job_detail.seq='$seq'"

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RE: Concat help

Yep, that was it! Thank you very much Mirtheil.

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