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Field data type changed ... but format stays number ?

Posted on 2011-09-28
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Hi,
 
  I have a oracle 11 database, with a table, that has a column RESP_INST_PLANNED_TIME
  the field was NUMBER(10), and has now changed to varchar2(10)
  I have Crystal Reports 11.0, a report for that table, the field was shown as NUMBER.
  With "verify database", the field's type changed to "chaine[10] => string[10]

  So far, so good. the format field howver still thinks the fields is number, and "parse field values" shows only the numerical values, and empty/null for those that are not number anymore.

   how to trick it?
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by:GJParker
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Have you tried removing the field from the repprt and re adding ?
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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yes, no change
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by:GJParker
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is it teh database field that you are using directly ?

can you upload the report with saved data
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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I will need a minute to modify the report to avoid customer data ...
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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here we go, the report has now only that field ...
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by:GJParker
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Very strange - I've never seen that before

Have you tried adding the field to a completely new report to see if you get the same result ?

If you do need the field as a string then you could create a formula

Cstr({DSL_MAILING.RESP_INST_PLANNED_TIME})


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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 0 total points
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ah, I found it.
when refreshing the data, it now openend a window to check mappings for the fields vs the db fields.
I could uncheck the "respect data type" field, and then I could map the field to the column.

all good now !
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