• Subject: RE: AS400 Query - Passing info from CL program?
  • From: Joel Fritz <JFritz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 12:18:17 -0800

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alan Campin [mailto:Alan.Campin@CaseLogic.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 1999 11:28 AM
> To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
> Subject: RE: AS400 Query - Passing info from CL program?
> Are you confusing the WRKQRY product (Query/400) with STRQM 
> (AS/400 Query
> Manager)? You would have AS/400 Query Manager only if you 
> bought the SQL
> package. Query/400 does not support any form of parameters.

It does and it doesn't.  If you follow instructions below, you can pass
parameters to a query400 query.   It's not as useful as it might seem
because as soon as you run it as a query management query, you've entered
the realm of qmforms and have to deal with the print formatting differences
between qrydfn and qmqry not to mention the differences in summary output to
a file.

I find it useful, but I work in a shop that doesn't have the full SQL
package and I'm not an SQL expert.  It's quicker than retrieving the query
source, changing the selection criteria to accept parms, and then creating
the query. 

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> >
> > Per Nielsen <perni@centrum.dk> wrote:
> >
> > IBM har written a nice little paper about the subject 
> "Passing Parameters
> > to a query"
> >
> > Click the link below
> >
> http://as400service.rochester.ibm.com/s_dir/slkbase.NSF/$searc
> w=wall
> In the search field write :
> Passing Parameters to a Query/400 Query
> The basic idea of the solution is in the select statement to write in the
> Select part:
> // Yes the : has to be there
> Save the query as normal i.e. a QRYDFN object.
> Run the Query with STRQMQRY and ALWQRYDFN(*YES) and set the variables in
> I.e. in the above case:
> StrQmQry QmQRy(yourlib/yourqry) AlwQryDfn(*YES)
>      QmForm(*QMQRY) SetVar((FROMDAT 19991122))
> Per Nielsen

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