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RE: SQL error



fixed

This works great with one tiny change - needs two (( after Coalesce.

Is there a book or website that explains SQL on iseries? Especially updates with joins?

I have two books - SQL400 by Paul Conte & Mike Cravitz and also SQL at Work by Howard Arner.

The only joins I can find are SELECTs (read only, no updates).

How do you learn this stuff???

thanks!!

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Birgitta Hauser
Sent: Friday, September 07, 2012 11:56 AM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: AW: SQL error

I'd use COALESCE in this way:
update bzcontract a set XDPCV =
Coalesce(select sum(CMPAMT) from pricecmp b, ctltable where a.ACNTNMB =
b.ACNTNMB and CTLTABLE = 'PRICE COMP' and cmptype = CTLELEMENT and CTLFLAG1
= 'Y'
group by ACNTNMB), 0)

Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Best regards

Birgitta Hauser

"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." (Les
Brown)
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and keeping them!"


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] Im Auftrag von DeLong, Eric
Gesendet: Friday, 07.9 2012 18:24
An: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Betreff: RE: SQL error

Use Coalesce to supply a "default value" instead of null...

update bzcontract a set XDPCV =
(select coalesce(sum(CMPAMT),0) from pricecmp b, ctltable where a.ACNTNMB =
b.ACNTNMB and CTLTABLE = 'PRICE COMP' and cmptype = CTLELEMENT and CTLFLAG1
= 'Y'
group by ACNTNMB)

hth,
-Eric

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Stone, Joel
Sent: Friday, September 07, 2012 11:20 AM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: SQL error

How can I get around error (without changing file to allow nulls)?



update bzcontract a set XDPCV =
(select sum(CMPAMT) from pricecmp b, ctltable where a.ACNTNMB = b.ACNTNMB
and CTLTABLE = 'PRICE COMP' and cmptype = CTLELEMENT and CTLFLAG1 = 'Y'
group by ACNTNMB)

error:

Null values not allowed in column or variable XDPCV.

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