Richard, More fun with "'"'s :) Remember, you gotta build an extra layer of apostrophe's before you pass it in..... ORIGORG = '"' + &A5 +'"' Eric DeLong Sally Beauty Company MIS-Project Manager (BSG) 940-898-7863 or ext. 1863 -----Original Message----- From: Richard B Baird [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Friday, January 17, 2003 9:32 AM To: email@example.com Subject: qry manager queries and character replacement variables hey all, i'm trying to run a QM query from a CLP, passing it replacement variables. the manual only gives examples using replacement variable while comparing to numeric fields - here is the sample they gave: SELECT DEPT, NAME, JOB, SALARY, COMM FROM &TABLE WHERE DEPT > &COND1 ORDER BY DEPT, NAME - dept is numeric, the replacement variable = '10'. i'm trying to pass a char value ('CRI301'), and compare to an alpha field in the file like this: ... and ORIGORG = &A5 ..or.. and ORIGORG = '&A5' if I put quotes around the variable, it treats it as a constant and compares the field to '&A5'. if i don't put quotes, it replaces the value, but the sql interpreter treats it as if it's a column in the file. can someone tell me how this is done? Thanks, Rick _______________________________________________ This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo.cgi/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
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