1 (edited by joshuA 2021-10-09 01:43:12)

Topic: Help with SQLExecute conversions

Hello folks,
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I felt like this is a silly elementary question, but I cannot figure out how to convert the types that a SQLExecute returns.  It obviously works as a string, but for anything else:

var dateHire : date;

dateHire := strToDate(SQLExecute('SELECT dateHire FROM employee where ID = ' + frmEmpRecord.tbEmpID.Text));

or

dateHire := strToDateTime(SQLExecute('SELECT dateHire FROM employee where ID = ' + frmEmpRecord.tbEmpID.Text));

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I get "not a valid date and time"
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and
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dateHire := SQLExecute('SELECT dateHire FROM employee where ID = ' + frmEmpRecord.tbEmpID.Text);

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I get "could not convert variant of type (UnicodeString) into type (Double)"
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so then I try:
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var dateHire : double;

dateHire := StrToFloat(SQLExecute('SELECT dateHire FROM employee where ID = ' + frmEmpRecord.tbEmpID.Text));

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I get "not a valid floating point value"
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so then I try removing the StrToFloat and get the (Unicode String) error again...
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I sifted through several pages of forum posts for related examples.  I'm not sure what else to try.  Would someone be kind enough to help me out here?  I have had this issue in the past, but I usually found another way around it.  But I wanted to reach out and find the proper way of doing this for future use...

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Re: Help with SQLExecute conversions

Try using

var dateHire : TDateTime;
dateHire := SQLDateTimeToDateTime(
    SQLExecute('SELECT dateHire FROM employee where ID = ' + frmEmpRecord.tbEmpID.Text+' LIMIT 1')
);
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brian

Re: Help with SQLExecute conversions

I knew it was a simple answer.  I just couldn't find it (didn't know what to search for, or where to look).
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Still learning the datatypes.  I stumbled across the SQLDateTimeToDateTime() today.  It may have also worked, but I haven't tested it.
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I know about the f(x) reference in MVD.  When I choose the Types category, everything begins with T and I get overwhelmed there.  I guess I need to start referring to the delphi page now because I just noticed that type is listed there (more clearly for me).
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Many thanks sir!

"Energy and persistence conquer all things."