Mike Hi
        packed data on the machine side is kinda foreign to VB.
        If you can, (I'm a bit of a VB novice myself), try bringing the packed
data into a variable, before you do the select.
        Apart from that, take an eye-ball view of the two fields you're
        Good luck..

"Smith, Mike" wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm trying to run a sql statement using ODBC through a VBA.  The Database on
> the 400 has a Numeric field defined 8.0p(used as a date field).
> i've created a SQL statement that lets me select records from the file,
> however, when i try to condition the select based on the date field i get
> cryptic errors.
> ideally i'm trying to select the data based on the current date.  However,
> since i couldn't get that to work, i thought i would just try DATEFIELD > 0,
> that doesn't work either.
> Here is my select statement.
>   SQLstr = "create view DISPATCH_V as select * from UFDB,UFDBS,UCSRFD where
> PZBSB = P1BSB and P1MTR = PWMTR and PZBSB > 0"
> can someone tell me what i might be doing wrong.
> also if i want to change the sql to PZBSB = Curdate(where curdate is a
> variable) is there anything special about doing that.
> Thanks
> Mike
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