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Posted on 2008-06-17
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What I am trying to accomplish is to have a SQL select statement look in a tbl and pull out pay information for an individual.  But my problem lies in this the pay tables only go to certian yrs so that an E4-6 makes no more than an E4-8.  So the cut of would be an person with rank E-4 and over 6 years makes this scale.  so on for rest of the pay scale as well.  Here is my code so far.

I select the GRYRs from an existing label that is populated with a persons info.  I then do an sql statemnt to look up the scale such as E5-6, E4-6 so on.  Then depending on what comes back it does the calcs.  But my problem is above it returns nothing if there is an E4-8 because on the pay scale it does not exist for anything over adn E4-6 because they max out at 6 years.

 Private Sub Calc()
        Dim GrYrs As String = lblPayGrYrs.Text

        sql = "select strBase, strQtrs, strRats, strMisc, strFDWH from MNSadPaytables.dbo.tblMnSadDutyPay Where strGrdYrs = '" & GrYrs & "'"

        myDataTable = New DataTable
        myDataTable = getData(sql)

        lblstrbase.Text = myDataTable.Rows(0)(0)
        lblstrqtrs.Text = myDataTable.Rows(0)(1)
        lblstrRats.Text = myDataTable.Rows(0)(2)
        lblstrmisc.Text = myDataTable.Rows(0)(3)
        lblstrFWTH.Text = myDataTable.Rows(0)(4)

        Dim Days As String = lblDutyDays.Text
        Dim base As Decimal = lblstrbase.Text
        Dim Diff As Decimal = lblstrmisc.Text
        Dim Qtrs As Decimal = lblstrqtrs.Text
        Dim Rats As Decimal = lblstrRats.Text
        Dim FedT As Decimal = lblstrFWTH.Text
        Dim total As Decimal
        Dim Grand As Decimal
        Dim TaxTotal As Decimal
        Dim TotalCheck As Decimal

        total = base + Qtrs + Rats
        TaxTotal = FedT * Days

        If total < 130.0 Then
            Grand = (total + Diff) * Days
        Else
            Grand = total * Days
        End If

        TotalCheck = Grand - TaxTotal

        lblTotalEntitlement.Text = Grand.ToString("c")
        lblBasePay.Text = base.ToString("c")
        lblDiffPay.Text = Diff.ToString("c")
        lblHouseAllow.Text = Qtrs.ToString("c")
        lblRations.Text = Rats.ToString("c")
        lblFTWH.Text = FedT.ToString("c")
        lblTotalWH.Text = TaxTotal.ToString("c")
        lblTotalCheck.Text = TotalCheck.ToString("c")
    End Sub

End Class
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by:William
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Would it be simple to do the if in your code versus the sql?

if GrYrs = something
sql = "select strBase, strQtrs, strRats, strMisc, strFDWH from MNSadPaytables.dbo.tblMnSadDutyPay Where strGrdYrs = '" & GrYrs & "'"
else if GrYrs = somethingelse
sql = "select strBase, strQtrs, strRats, strMisc, strFDWH from MNSadPaytables.dbo.tblMnSadDutyPay Where strGrdYrs = '" & GrYrs & "'"
else if GrYrs = another ..........

or a switch/case statment for the different variations of GrYrs posibly
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by:Jeff Certain
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I might recommend a change to your datatables, to keep grade and seniority separate. Then we could get the max seniority for each grade and use it instead of the submitted value.

Also, piece of cake to add more complex logic if you're using SQL Server, but tougher with Access. Slightly different syntax, so if you could let me know which you're using, I can help better.
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by:kdeutsch
ID: 21804979
All,
Currently we import all information into SQL 200 databases with wich the paygrade and yrs are combined as such E4-6.  They won't change how they do theri spreadsheet and I don't know how to write import stored procedures.  SO i am stuck with just tyring to match what they have.  Unless there is an easier way.
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by:Jeff Certain
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Okay.... so we might have to work around this a bit.

Is the format always "grade-seniority"?
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by:kdeutsch
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Correct
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Jeff Certain earned 500 total points
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Something like the following (might need a bit of tweaking...) should work. Essentially, we're checking for a match, and if it exists, using that value, otherwise getting the highest value for that rank.

There may be issues if 10+ years in grade is permitted.
		Dim grade As String = GrYrs.Split("-"c)(0)
 

		Dim sb As New System.Text.StringBuilder(512)

		With sb

			.Append("SELECT strBase, strQtrs, strRats, strMisc, strFDWH FROM ")

			.Append("MNSadPaytables.dbo.tblMnSadDutyPay ")

			.Append("WHERE strGrdYrs = ")

			.Append("CASE WHEN EXISTS(SELECT strGrdYrs FROM MNSadPaytables.dbo.tblMnSadDutyPay ")

			.AppendFormat("WHERE strGrdYrs = '{0}')", GrYrs)

			.AppendFormat("THEN '{0}' ", GrYrs)

			.Append("ELSE SELECT MAX(strGrdYrs) FROM MNSadPaytables.dbo.tblMnSadDutyPay ")

			.AppendFormat("WHERE strGrdYrs LIKE '{0}%' END", grade)

		End With

		Dim sql As String = sb.ToString

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by:kdeutsch
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Well, that would be the problem then, because this is for every rank.  I think at theis point I am going to have them list in the excel spreadsheet every rank and year, this way it makes my job easier.
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by:Jeff Certain
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well... the code above will work... unless you allow more than 10 years at a given rank...

The "tweaking" would only be because I didn't spin up a dummy database to test the syntax against... but it should be right
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by:kdeutsch
ID: 21806291
OK, i will give it a try, would I have to make one of these for every rank.
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by:Jeff Certain
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doesn't strGrdYrs contain the rank as part of it?
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by:kdeutsch
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Yes it does, ok, I see
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by:Jeff Certain
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yeah... a little devious is stripping out the rank there and using it as the filter for the MAX subquery :)
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