• Subject: Re: ODBC SQL for joining a file with 2 key fields and one with 1 key field
  • From: Pete Hall <pbhall@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 19:53:41 -0500

At 15:09 10/08/1999 , Diana Hicks wrote:
>I have third party application software where the location master file has
>two fields for the key.  The first field is 16 alphanumeric and the second
>field is 2 numeric.  The other files that reference this location master
>file has a single key of 18 alphanumeric.  The problem is I need to link to
>the location master file to get the most important information, address.
>Our users have a report writer using ODBC to access these files on the
>AS/400.
>
>Does anyone know how or if I can join these files?  All responses will be
>appreciated.  Thanks.

Should be able to do something like this:

   SELECT STUFF1, STUFF2, STUFF3
       FROM LOCMST A
       JOIN NUTHER B ON
          SUBSTR(B.KEY,1,16) = A.KEY1
          AND SUBSTR(B.KEY,17,2) = DIGITS(A.KEY2)


Pete Hall
pbhall@execpc.com
http://www.execpc.com/~pbhall
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