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need to do in view

need to do in view

need to do in view

Can I convert line4 to a number within the view itself? It is string data to begin with.

REATE VIEW dbo.extradata_AC
SELECT     TOP 100 PERCENT number, line1, line2, line3, line4, line5
FROM         dbo.extradata
WHERE     (extracode = 'AC')
ORDER BY number

Thanks in advance.
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RE: need to do in view

use CAST(line4 AS INTEGER)

and best practice says you should not have an ORDER BY clause in your view at all

(this also removes the need for the silly "TOP 100 PERCENT")

r937.com | rudy.ca

RE: need to do in view

Thanks, Rudy.

Hmmm, I still a bit green, if I don't order that field, and I use it as the field I link to in Crystal, does that make a difference then?

RE: need to do in view

sorry, no idea what "link to in crystal" means

have you tried forum766?

r937.com | rudy.ca

RE: need to do in view

Thanks again, r937!  I'll take advantage of that.

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