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Native ODBC on PRogress Data Base

Native ODBC on PRogress Data Base

Native ODBC on PRogress Data Base

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Hi. Hoping I can get a bit of help. I have a Progress Database being accessed through Native ODBC into a SQL Server 2008 database. I need to test if a column exists opn the progress side . If it does not exists I need to use a CASE statement i.e  
SELECT column a, column b, if column(abc) exists then column c else 'AUS', column d from xyx.
Can this be done and what command can I use.
Any help is appreciated.
Regards

Shane

 

RE: Native ODBC on PRogress Data Base



hi,

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being accessed through Native ODBC into a SQL Server 2008 database. I need to test if a column exists opn the progress side
I deduce that you have a non-normalized table, where columns are added as data elements, like a new date column for a new week, month, year etc.  A HUGELY bad database design, and hence your dilema.  Seems to me that you might want to post in forum183: Microsoft SQL Server: Programming.

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