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Programming with QBE results

Programming with QBE results in QBE & SQL topic (part of our Corel Paradox / ObjectPAL Coding group).

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jontower
London, -- UK

Hi - My wife and I have taken over Administration of a large Amateur Theatre company in London - the only salaried position (as a jobshare).  We have inherited "interesting" old procedures and equipment, including a PC running Windows 98 and a Paradox-based Box Office system called Databox.  It is my wish to develop better-looking sheets of daily bookings for the Box Office volunteer staff to use.  I have managed so far to create QBEs that select the desired data, but seat numbers have been defined as alphanumeric (by the Databox people, so I can't change the definition), with the result that they are sorted thus:

26, 27, 3, 33, 34, 4, instead of 3, 4, 26, 27, 33, 34.  I have 25 years' experience of programming, so I can cope with adding zeroes on the left and taking a three-character right substring, but the help in Paradox 7 doesn't give me enough idea as to how/where to insert this code so as to produce the required query results.

I should be grateful for specific help on this and general advice on procuring tutorials (preferably free!) to ease myself into programming.  We have no manuals.

 Thanks in advance!

Jonathan

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I noticed you started subscribing to our monthly eMag but you still need to verify your email. Once you verify your email, you will receive one email per month containing Paradox and Visual Basic content (the two groups you chose).

If you verify your email this month, you'll receive the Feb Issue which also contains some useful information on virtualization features Microsoft introduced with Vista.

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Daniel Fought
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First--Get ahold of Mike Prestwoods book.  It is probably the best source to begin with.

Second--It is not possible to add code to a paradox query.

Third --Probably the best solution is to convert the query to a SQL query.  Then use the CAST function to convert the Alphanumeric field to an integer.  The resulting table should automatically be sorted.

syntax       CAST( <field name> as integer)

Dan Fought
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