Another date/time question

Discussion in 'Questions (Windows Mobile)' started by Smee, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Smee

    Smee Well-Known Member Licensed User

    i am trying to add a date and a time to 2 columns in a table but i keep getting an error my code looks like this

    Command.CommandText = "SELECT COUNT(*) FROM Sales"
    Reader.Value = Command.ExecuteReader
    OrderDate = Date(Now)
    OrderTime= Date(Now)

    The CustCode is a string variable but the only way the code would accept it is if i changed it to data1$

    like this the code is accepted
    StblOrders.AddRow (OrderNo,VanNo,data1$,ProductCode,Qty,"","",Amount,GST,0)

    like this it is not
    StblOrders.AddRow (OrderNo,VanNo,data1$,ProductCode,Qty,OrderDate,OrderTime,Amount,GST,0)

    Sub App_Start
    end sub

    can anyone help?
    i have tried using dateformat but that does not work either
  2. derez

    derez Expert Licensed User

    It would help if you tell us what error you get.
    Until then - check why to use DATE(now) for both date and time :

    for time use time(now).
  3. Smee

    Smee Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Hi ,

    Thanks for the reply,

    I have tried time(now) but it does not make any difference. I have tried Date by itself and time by itself. The error message was the same.
    That error message is;
    "Input string was not in the correct format. I had to make every variable a blank string and then add them back in one at a time to see which one(s) were causing the problem. I'm glad i only had 9 variables to deal with.

    It seems if i put any string except either "" or a number in the positions where a string should go then i get the error. So it seems that i am unable to put a string into the table
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2009
  4. mjcoon

    mjcoon Well-Known Member Licensed User

    I didn't know that a "$" character was allowed in a variable name. This isn't the sort of Basic that has typed variables using the final character to denote type. Must read the Basic4PPC Help on variable names.

    Also, each column in a table is declared as string or number and you haven't given us the table declaration. I can imagine using a single numeric column to keep combined time and date as raw ticks or perhaps divided by cTicksPerSecond.

  5. Smee

    Smee Well-Known Member Licensed User

    I thought i read somewhere that i was able to do that. regardless it does not seem to like it anymore:sign0161:

    this is how the tasble is initialised
    command.CommandText="SELECT * FROM [Sales] WHERE CustCode='" _
    & CustCode & "' AND Uploaded=0"
    StblOrders.ColWidth("OrderNo") = 0
    StblOrders.ColWidth("VanNo") = 0
    StblOrders.ColWidth("CustCode") = 0
    StblOrders.ColWidth("ProductCode") = 20
    StblOrders.ColWidth("Qty") = 30
    StblOrders.ColWidth("OrderDate") = 0
    StblOrders.ColWidth("OrderTime") = 0
    StblOrders.ColWidth("Amount") = 30
    StblOrders.ColWidth("GST") = 30
    StblOrders.ColWidth("Uploaded") = 0

    As i understand it the table is loaded with all fields from the database and then i hide unrequired columns. Is this not the correct way?:confused:
  6. mjcoon

    mjcoon Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Hi Smee, you could be right because I have not used tables in such a serious manner. I imagine that the field types are being taken from your database.

    I was referring to Help which says:

    Adds a new column to a Table.
    Each column can store either string data (letters and numbers) or numbers only.
    To sort and filter data as numbers, column type must be cNumber.
    Syntax: AddCol (Column Type, Column Name, Width [,Unique])
    Column Type - cString or cNumber

    It is essential to make a distinction, as it says, because tables can be sorted and if numbers are sorted as if they were strings you get silly answers, such as:


    But though it says you can store a number in a cell defined as string, hopefully not a non-numeric in a number cell.

  7. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    Why don't you select only the required fields:
    command.CommandText="SELECT ProductCode, Amount, GST FROM [Sales] WHERE CustCode='"...
  8. Smee

    Smee Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Part of the aim is to understand structure and correct syntax. I may also need the data but not allow a user to see it

    Thanks for the input.

    i guess what i really need is detailed help and examples and to know when to use a particular method over another method. this is getting off my original q but for instance should i save the table data by looping thru the rows one at a time or is there a way to save the whole table data with one command?

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