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Yak Posting Veteran

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Posted - 04/24/2014 :  16:14:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm trying to create a calculated field.

I only want to include rows in field1 where 'Widget1' is included in the text in field2.


Edited by - tech2 on 05/05/2014 13:27:51

James K
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Posted - 04/24/2014 :  17:35:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not quite clear what the logic you are trying to implement is, but perhaps something like this?

CASE WHEN field2 LIKE '%Widget1%' THEN field1 ELSE NULL
or, may be
SELECT field1
FROM YourTable
WHERE field2 like '%Widget1%'
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Yak Posting Veteran

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Posted - 05/05/2014 :  11:41:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Example below: I hope this makes sense.

1. I have a 'note' field with an Item Number 'WIDGET1000'
2. I'm parsing 'WIDGET1000' with the first calculated field into a NEW Calculated field 'NotePartNum'
3. I then create another calculated field 'KEY', and run a 'LIKE' formula comparing 'PARTNUMBER' against 'NotePartNum' which gives me a 'TRUE' or 'FALSE'.

The problem is: ALL rows with 'ETA 5/7' are indicating 'FALSE'. Rows with no characters after 'WIDGET1000' are showing 'TRUE'? This is where I'm having my problem.

NOTE FIELD (NOTE) Calculated Field
ABC WIDGET1000 ETA 5/7 =Mid(Fields!NOTE.Value,5,10)

(KEY) Calculated Field

Thanks and any suggestions are highly appreciated.

Edited by - tech2 on 05/05/2014 13:31:30
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