SQL open Query error when no data available

Posted on 2003-11-27
Last Modified: 2010-04-05
Hi all,

I have database that content prices during a year. Im using SQL to find the max and min value in a defined range of date from my database.

my problem is :

for example the file for year 2003 is not completed yet (only until november). When I run the program to find the max and min value for December, the program will be error when the SQL is opened because the prices data is empty.

How to indicate that the SQL doesn't find the value for tha max and min value before I openned the SQL, so that the error wont happened ?

I tried to used : if Query1.IsEmpty = true then ShowMessage(bla bla ..);

 but it doesn't work. The program will also show me the message if I choose another date range... even if the data is available (for example : if I choose March, it will show me the message also)

ps: I dont want to put zero as my defalut value in my database, because later the result for my min. value is always zero where else the price never goes to zero

ok that's all I want to ask... thank youuu ^^
Question by:allie109
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Expert Comment

ID: 9835602
what database?
how shows your select?

Expert Comment

ID: 9845661
Hi, allie109!

Try to use (query1.recordCount = 0) instead of use query1.IsEmpty...
for example:

procedure Tform1.findExtremePrices;
  with Query1 do
    Sql.text := 'SELECT max(price) AS MAXPRICE FROM priceTable WHERE......
    if (RecordCount = 0) then ShowMessage('bla bla bla')...



Author Comment

ID: 9847520
hi hederglan...
I tried taht way also... but it will give me another error.... because the recordcount cannot be done before the dataset is open..

Kretzschmar.. this is how I open the dataset :

QueryMaxMin.SQL.Add('Select MIN(' + Curr[k] + ') AS ' + Curr[k]+'min, MAX(' + Curr[k]
            + ') AS ' + Curr[k]+'max FROM ' + TableGraph.TableName + ' WHERE DateRec
            BETWEEN "' + DateToStr(FDay[i]) + '" AND "' + DateToStr(LDay[i]) + '"');


the error happened when I oppened the query

It tried to put :
    if QueryMaxMin.IsEmpty = true then showmessage('bla bla...');
but the message will also shown when the database is available

I tried to put :
    if (RecordCount = 0) then ShowMessage('bla bla bla');

it wont work cos' the recordcount cannot be done in a closed dataset

hummm... anyone got the solution...? =s

thank you ^^

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Expert Comment

ID: 9849351
Hi again, allie109!

What I'm saying is to use QueryMaxMin.RecordCount = 0 after open the query...
Your code would look like:
if QueryMaxMin.RecordCount = 0 then ShowMessage(bla bla)...

With the dataset opened it will work without problems...


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Accepted Solution

kretzschmar earned 30 total points
ID: 9849377
a select with only aggregate-functions is never empty,
but the fieldvalues may be NULL,
which may cause your problem

meikl ;-)


Author Comment

ID: 9854889
Hi Hederglan,

I tried that way too...
if QueryMaxMin.RecordCount = 0 then ShowMessage(bla bla)...

but It give me error just BEFORE the Query open....

humm... how any solution..?? =s

thankssss ^^

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