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problem with sql query left(colname,length)

Posted on 2006-07-07
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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
left(colName,6)
I'm using a DBase table with BDE any ideas why I can't execute this query?
 
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Question by:ICPooreman
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try

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

meikl ;-)
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Russell Libby earned 250 total points
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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:

SUBSTRING(ColumnName FROM 1 TO 6)

But I couldn't get it to work

Regards,
Russell

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