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Why not just put an insert trigger on the headcount table?

Pete Hall
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Norbut, Jim wrote:
| I have a file called headcount which gets data pumped to each month on
| the 5th of the month.
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| FILEDATE EMPLOYEEID
| EMPLOYEESTATUS LASTNAME
|
| Jun 5 2008 11:36PM 110886
| Active Wong
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| Filedate is a CHAR(26) Field.
|
| EmployeeID is a Char(41) Field
|
| EmployeeStatus is a CHAR(50) Field
|
| LastName is a CHAR(30) Field
|
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| I also have a file called HCARCHIVE
|
| With the same exact definition which has all the data from previous
| months in it.
|
| (on the 5th of the month...that Headcount file gets overwritten with a
| new version)
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| What I am looking to do is automate a daily process that says something
| like
|
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| Insert into HCARCHIVE
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| Only the records from headcount if max(filedate) in headcount >
| max(filedate) in hcarchive.
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| So that way the hcarchive file gets updated with the latest data
| automatically w/o me having
|
| To remember to do it.
|
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| Hoping there is some sort of conversion to take a text like that
|
| And convert it into a date that SQL will like.
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| I've been dabbling with CASE statements...and views...but not making
| much headway.
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