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RE: SQL: how to filter out spaces in fields defined as packed numeric



fixed

If the bad data in OrderQty is only blanks, this should work.

SELECT * FROM datafile WHERE SUBSTR(HEX(OrderQty),1,2) <> '40'

Good luck!
Richard


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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Stone, Joel
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2013 12:29 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: SQL: how to filter out spaces in fields defined as packed
numeric

Yikes there are over 100 columns in this file. Any way to accomplish
WITHOUT naming almost all columns?

Also I need to copy each record AS IS, without dropping any columns. I want
to drop entire records with any bad data, but other records must retain all
columns.

Thanks




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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jeff Young
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2013 10:45 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: SQL: how to filter out spaces in fields defined as packed
numeric

Joel,
Try this:
SELECT f1.f2.etc. from Datafile where substr(OrderQty,1,1) = x'40'
Replace the f1,f2,etc with field names from the file, but not the OrderQty
which SQL will see as invalid data.



On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 11:34 AM, Stone, Joel <Joel.Stone@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I have a file with hex '40' spaces in a field OrderQty defined to DDS
as pack numeric.

I am using SQL to read the file and SQL croaks when it reads these
nasty invalid records.

Is it possible to filter out these records in SQL?

For example something like:

SELECT * from Datafile where left(OrderQty,1) = *blanks


Here is the SQL error:
Data mapping error on member SQLTEMP1.
A data mapping error occurred on field OrderQty in


1 -- There is data in a decimal field that is not valid.

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