Can a column in a rowset be changed?

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Post by rutledge_tx76 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:31 pm
Vendor wants a name's suffix to be one character. i.e. JR or JR. becomes J, I is 1, II is 2 etc. I thought of creating a table to do the conversion but because of file sizes (over 600,000 records) it is not very practical. So I looked at the set variable task to see if it would but can't see how do it. Can anybody help.


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Post by Support_Duane » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:39 pm
The only way for GoAnywhere Director to change one (or more) columns in a rowset, would be to process the file one row at a time. This would not be a speedy process.


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Post by RElliott63 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:27 am
If you are retrieving your dataset from a database (ie, DB2, MSSQL, etc) and are using an SQL Function to retrieve that data, you can do the following:
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<setVariable label="Set sqlError" name="sqlError" value="0" version="1.0" />
<sql label="Connect to Server" resourceId="${ Server }" version="1.0" onError="setVariable:sqlError=1">
    <query label="Get Doc Recs" outputVariable="DocRecs" whenNoDataFound="error">
Select FirstName, LastName,
          Case When upper( Suffix ) like 'JR%'     Then 'J'
               When upper( Suffix ) like 'I'       Then '1'
               When upper( Suffix ) like 'II'      Then '2'
               When upper( Suffix ) like 'SR%'     Then 'S'
               Else ' '
          End as Suffix,
          Address1, Address2, City, State, Zip, Phone
  From MyLib.MyFile
 Where MyField = 'MyValue'
This assumes that the Suffix is a separate field value.

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