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MSSQL UPDATEGRAM and '$'

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Here is my updategram:

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<root xmlns:updg="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xml-updategram">
<updg:sync>

<updg:before>
<msj_currency_v2 currencyID="1" currencyName="US dollar" currencySymbol="s" currencyStatus="1" />
</updg:before>

<updg:after>
 <msj_currency_v2 currencyID="1" currencyName="US dollar" currencySymbol="$" currencyStatus="1" />
</updg:after>

</updg:sync>
</root>

I am posting it into the following MSSQL table:

currencyID     int     4
currencyName     varchar     100
currencySymbol     varchar     3
currencyStatus     int     4

The updategram errors when currencySymbol="$".

The error via VB updategram test app:

"disallowed implicit conversion from datatype money to datatype varchar .. use the convert function
to run this query."

How do i run the "convert function" inside an updategram???? Or is a schema required .. if so can you please provide.

The problem is posting a "$" into a varchar field via an updategram ... MSSQL tries to convert it to
datatype money and errors.

If i post "A$" or "$u" the updategram works fine.

Thanks
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Question by:greenrc
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by:spcmnspff
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The best way I see to handle this is with a trigger.

Inside your updategram insert this for the '~$' dollar sign.  (This may take a vb line or two to concatenate the tilda if the symble = "$".) Now create a trigger on your table like this:

Create Trigger trDollarSign ON CurencyTable Insert, Update AS

Update CT
Set CurrencySymbol = Char(36)
From CurrencyTable CT, Inserted I
WHERE CT.CurrencyID = I.CurrencyID
 AND I.CurrencySymbol = '~$'

go
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by:spcmnspff
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Oops, that create trigger statement won't run use this one:

Create Trigger trDollarSign ON CurencyTable for Insert, Update AS

Update CT
Set CurrencySymbol = Char(36)
From CurrencyTable CT, Inserted I
WHERE CT.CurrencyID = I.CurrencyID
AND I.CurrencySymbol = '~$'

go
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by:spcmnspff
ID: 7025147
You could also use the more sophisticated instead of trigger here:


Create Trigger trDollarSign ON CurencyTable Instead of Insert, Update AS

Insert Into CurrencyTable
Select * from Inserted
WHERE I.CurrencySymbol <> '~$'

Insert Into CurrencyTable
(currencyID, currencyName, currencysymbol, currencyStatus)
Select  currencyID, currencyName, Char(36), currencyStatus
from Inserted
WHERE I.I.CurrencySymbol = '~$'

go
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spcmnspff earned 300 total points
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Sorry once again that won't work.  Try this one:

Create Trigger trDollarSign ON CurencyTable Instead of Insert, Update AS

Insert Into CurrencyTable
Select * from Inserted I
WHERE CurrencySymbol <> '~$'

Insert Into CurrencyTable
(currencyID, currencyName, currencysymbol, currencyStatus)
Select  currencyID, currencyName, Char(36), currencyStatus
from Inserted
WHERE CurrencySymbol = '~$'
go
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by:greenrc
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going to test it out .. thanks ... get back to you soon.
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by:spcmnspff
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How did this turn out?
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worked fine .. thanks
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