Undefined Function ‘CHARINDEX’ in expression’ Error

Hi All,

I need your assistance. I have the following SQL that works in SQL Query Analyser but it is not working on MS Access on the SQL section.

I received the following error:

Undefined Function ‘CHARINDEX’ in expression’

How could I fix this error? Can any one assist please?

Regards.


SELECT A.DOCID   AS 'Product ID',
 A.ProductCategory  AS 'Product Category',
 B.DOCID   AS 'Sales ID',
 B.SalesCategories  AS 'Sales Categories',
B.SalesName,
B.SalesYear,
 A.ProductAvailability   AS ' ProductAvailability '
FROM  Product A,
 Sales B
WHERE A.DOCIDPP = B.DocID
AND CHARINDEX(A.ProductCategory,B.SalesCategories) = 0
jose11auAsked:
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
SQL Server and MS Access have 2 different sets of syntax. although most things are similar or even identical, not everything is.


SELECT A.DOCID   AS 'Product ID',
 A.ProductCategory  AS 'Product Category',
 B.DOCID   AS 'Sales ID',
 B.SalesCategories  AS 'Sales Categories',
B.SalesName,
B.SalesYear,
 A.ProductAvailability   AS ' ProductAvailability '
FROM  Product A,
 Sales B
WHERE A.DOCIDPP = B.DocID
AND INSTR(0, A.ProductCategory , B.SalesCategories ) = 0

now, this looks like your field b.salescategory contains a comma-delimited list of the product categories...
if that is the case, you should DEFINITIVELY change your table design, and make an intermediate table !
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
CHARINDEX .... There is no such function in Access / VBA.

What is it supposed to do?

mx
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
Thanks angel ... appears to be similar to InStr() ... so ... how about this:

SELECT A.DOCID AS ['Product ID'], A.ProductCategory AS ['Product Category'], B.DOCID AS ['Sales ID'], B.SalesCategories AS ['Sales Categories'], B.SalesName AS Expr1, B.SalesYear AS Expr2, A.ProductAvailability AS [' ProductAvailability ']
FROM Product AS A, Sales AS B
WHERE ((([A].[DOCIDPP])=[B].[DocID]) AND ((InStr([A].[ProductCategory],[B].[SalesCategories]))=0));

mx
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jose11auAuthor Commented:
Hi Guys,

Thanks for your help. I you guys don't mind. I'll split the points.

Thanks.
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
A split was definitely in order ... no problem.  Thanks again angel.

mx
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