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Posted on 2011-03-17
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i initally tried to do
SELECT     (long_equation_here_that_uses_fields_in_this_row) AS Mileage ...  
      ...   WHERE   Mileage < TblFieldMileage  ...

in order to select only the Rows (records)  where the calculated Mileage was less than the table's field content value for that row.

How can i accomplish this on the fly calculation PER ROW in order to use in a relational expression in the WHERE clause?
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Question by:willsherwood
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Small adjustment.
You can use it in the where:

SELECT  *  from table1
WHERE TblFieldMileage > (long_equation_here_that_uses_fields_in_this_row)
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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you cannot use the alias in the WHERE, only in the ORDER BY.
so, you have to repeat the expression....

unless you put a subquery:

SELECT *
  FROM ( 
SELECT   TblFieldMileage  ,   (long_equation_here_that_uses_fields_in_this_row) AS Mileage 
    FROM ...
  WHERE ...   
 ) as sub_query
WHER Mileage < TblFieldMileage  ...

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by:willsherwood
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Thanks Angel, that's even better!   I did not know about subqueries.
Wish i could give you points, sorry for the timing overlap.
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by:jimyX
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willsherwood,
You can request the moderator attention, and ask for the redistribution of points, as you prefer.
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by:willsherwood
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i requested attn 3/17  and no response, so i'm trying again now 3/19
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