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Replace In the output query with values from another table

Posted on 2008-10-25
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Hello experts.
In the code below i want to replace the extras values with the values Extra_text from the Extras_All table
but i need only the first 2 separated with (, ) and if there are more than 2 i want to display in the end (....) to show that there are more than 2.
For in formation about the queries take a look at this question:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/Cold_Fusion_Markup_Language/Q_23848316.html
Any help?
ArtExtras:
Artikel_ID        Extras                                
 2                     10
 2                     20
 2                     30                    
 5                     20
 5                     30
 
 a second
Extras_All :    
Extras_ID       Extras_Text                                
10                   text1
20                   text2
30                   text3
A third artikel
art_ID      Price  
2             10
5             15
In the above tables artikel.art_ID=ArtExtras.Artikel_ID
    and             Extras_all.Extras_ID=ArtExtras.Extras
    
<cfoutput query="dboartikel" group="#url.tfm_orderby#" startRow="#StartRow_dboartikel#" maxRows="#MaxRows_dboartikel#">
<cfoutput group="extras">
#price#
  <cfif #Extras# NEQ "">
   #extras#,</cfif>
 </cfoutput>
 </cfoutput>

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Something like this?  Some words of warning:
1.  I'm not sure of the need for the url.tfm_orderby, but I've kept it in because that's what you've got
2.  If using that in url parameter in your ORDER BY statement, use a cfqueryparam around it
3.  Try and avoid using startrow and maxrows when grouping your cfoutput, it'll just cause confusion.  Better to try and find some other way (i.e. don't use the group attributes, write your own logic for working it out)
4.  The method I've used for building up a string as a list then looping through just the first 2 elements, etc, isn't ideal
<cfquery name="getArtikel">
	SELECT A.art_ID, A.price, E.Extras_ID, E.Extras_Text
	FROM Extras_All E
			INNER JOIN ArtExtras AE ON AE.Extras = E.Extras_ID
			INNER JOIN Artikel A ON AE.Artikel_ID = A.Art_ID
	ORDER BY #url.tfm_orderby#, A.art_ID, E.Extras_ID
</cfquery>
 
<cfset ExtraText = "">
 
<cfoutput query="getArtikel" group="#url.tfm_orderby#">
	<cfoutput group="art_ID">
		#getArtikel.price#
		<cfoutput>
			<cfset ExtraText = ListAppend(ExtraText, getArtikel.Extras_Text)>
		</cfoutput>
		
		<cfloop index="i" from="1" to="#Min(2, ListLen(ExtraText))#">
			#ListGetAt(ExtraText, i)##
			<cfif ListLen(ExtraText) GT 1 AND i EQ 1>, </cfif>
		</cfloop>
		<cfif ListLen(ExtraText) GT 2>...</cfif>
	</cfoutput>
</cfoutput>

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by:Panos
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Hi duncancumming.
Thank you for your help.
Here is one more question that has to do with this one so that you can have more details:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/Cold_Fusion_Markup_Language/Q_23855306.html

The first mistake is that i have FROM artikel a.It must appending your code FROM Extras_ALL.
Now i try to use your code in this example page but i have error
Column A.Art_ID is invalid in theselect list because it is noy contained in either an aggregate function or the group by close.
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by:Panos
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Sorry for the error.
I did a mistace.
Now the code is giving results but it is not working good
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tHANK YOU
REGARDS
PANOS
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