problem with sql query left(colname,length)

Posted on 2006-07-07
Last Modified: 2013-11-24
I'm trying to use left(colname,length) in a query like below

Select *
From TableName
Where left(colName,6) = '10003-'

I keep getting the error when I try to execute
Invalid use of Keyword
I'm using a DBase table with BDE any ideas why I can't execute this query?
Question by:ICPooreman
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Assisted Solution

kretzschmar earned 250 total points
ID: 17062041

Select *
From TableName
Where colName like '10003-%'

meikl ;-)
LVL 26

Accepted Solution

Russell Libby earned 250 total points
ID: 17062077

You can use the LEFT function (and other SQL92 functions) if you go from BDE->ODBC->MS DBASE driver, but otherwise, as Meikl said, use the LIKE function. Btw, the local SQL is supposed to support SUBSTRING, eg:


But I couldn't get it to work



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