Mark,

Are you on v5r4?

If so, check out the ROW_NUMBER() OLAP functionality. You'll probably need to use it in a Common
Table Expression or Nested Table expression...

Otherwise, you need a custom UDF that takes advantage of the "scratchpad" available to store and
update the counter. You should be able to find examples online for this.

HTH,

Charles Wilt
Software Engineer
CINTAS Corporation - IT 92B
513.701.1307

wiltc@xxxxxxxxxx


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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-
bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mark Villa
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 8:12 AM
To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Updating by row count in Interactive SQL

Hi all,
Any suggestions on how you would do this in interactive SQL?

UPDATE thisTABLE
counter = counter + 1
set RECCNT = counter
where date1 > 20080000

An example would be most appreciated. The above, obviously does not work.

The only two options I have in this case are SQL and UPDDTA record by
record.

BTW, every now and then I see answers posted asking a good question -
why would you want to do that? - the hard way? I suspect it is usually
because we are working on a box with restrictions, no developer
environment, etc.

When we are in our native environment these questions (with simple
answers in another tool) don't pop up.

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Mark
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