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Posted on 2014-09-19
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I truly need help with this production query issue. I have a Openquery that was working until I had to add a concatenated field.   I am stumped just what I am doing wrong.  The incoming data is  a DB2 table (FLVENDM) via a linked server (KBM400MFG).

Here is the query:

use DmStagingVD

SELECT 
     'Delivery' 
     ,A.VMCTRY
	 ,'Delivery' 
	 ,A.VMNO
	 ,CONCAT(A.VMADR1, A.VMADR2)

 FROM OPENQUERY 
 (
 KBM400MFG, 
  '
  SELECT 
       ''Delivery''
	  ,B.VMCTRY 
	  , ''Delivery'' 
	  ,B.VMNO
	  ,''CONCAT(B.VMADR1,B.VMADR2)''
   FROM [S1022466].[KBM400MFG].[FLVENDM] AS B
  '
   ) AS A

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Here is the error messages I get when trying to run the query:
Msg 207, Level 16, State 1, Line 8
Invalid column name 'VMADR1'.
Msg 207, Level 16, State 1, Line 8
Invalid column name 'VMADR2'.


I have stumbled into yet another problem. I can comment out the troublesome concat and move on but then I hit a new issue with SUBTRING , see the modified query & error below:

here is the query
 FROM OPENQUERY 
 (
 KBM400MFG, 
  '
  SELECT 
       ''Delivery''
	  ,B.VMCTRY 
	  , ''Delivery'' 
	  ,B.VMNO
	  --,''CONCAT(B.VMADR1,B.VMADR2)''
	  ,B.VMPFXN
	  ,B.VMPPHN
	  ,''URL''
	  ,ISNULL(SUBSTRING([VMADR3],1, (CHARINDEX(' ',REVERSE([VMADR3]),+14 ) )),' ')  AS [DeliveryCity]
   FROM [S1022466].[KBM400MFG].[FLVENDM] AS B
  '
   ) AS A

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this is the error:
Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Line 27
Incorrect syntax near ',REVERSE([VMADR3]),+14 ) )),'.


I have attached the DB2  file layout in the form of a simple query to this question. I am really wanting to use OPENQUERY as otherwise the query runs forever and a day.

Would someone be able to help me with this problem? It would be most appreciated, Thank you!
sql-select-vender-address-master.rtf
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Question by:Leogal
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by:Leogal
ID: 40332888
In moving forward I find this error when attempting a substring in openquery....

here is the query
use DmStagingVD

SELECT 
     'Delivery' 
     ,A.VMCTRY
	 ,'Delivery' 
	 ,A.VMNO
	 --,CONCAT(A.VMADR1, A.VMADR2)
	 ,A.VMPFXN
	 ,A.VMPPHN
	 'URL'
	 ,ISNULL(SUBSTRING([VMADR3],1, (CHARINDEX(' ',REVERSE([VMADR3]),+14 ) )),' ')  AS [DeliveryCity]

 FROM OPENQUERY 
 (
 KBM400MFG, 
  '
  SELECT 
       ''Delivery''
	  ,B.VMCTRY 
	  , ''Delivery'' 
	  ,B.VMNO
	  --,''CONCAT(B.VMADR1,B.VMADR2)''
	  ,B.VMPFXN
	  ,B.VMPPHN
	  ,''URL''
	  ,ISNULL(SUBSTRING(B.[VMADR3],1, (CHARINDEX('' '',REVERSE(B.[VMADR3]),+14 ) )),'' '')  AS [DeliveryCity]
   FROM [S1022466].[KBM400MFG].[FLVENDM] AS B
  '
   ) AS A

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here is the error

OLE DB provider "DB2OLEDB" for linked server "KBM400MFG" returned message "*N in *N type *N not found. SQLSTATE: 42704, SQLCODE: -204".
Msg 7321, Level 16, State 2, Line 3
An error occurred while preparing the query "
  SELECT 
       'Delivery'
	  ,B.VMCTRY 
	  , 'Delivery' 
	  ,B.VMNO
	  --,'CONCAT(B.VMADR1,B.VMADR2)'
	  ,B.VMPFXN
	  ,B.VMPPHN
	  ,'URL'
	  ,ISNULL(SUBSTRING(B.[VMADR3],1, (CHARINDEX(' ',REVERSE(B.[VMADR3]),+14 ) )),' ')  AS [DeliveryCity]
   FROM [S1022466].[KBM400MFG].[FLVENDM] AS B
  " for execution against OLE DB provider "DB2OLEDB" for linked server "KBM400MFG". 

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I am feeling very inept. I would truly appreciate any help on the concat & substring issues.
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Shaun Kline earned 2000 total points
ID: 40332901
I would suggest not performing any string manipulation in your OPENQUERY. Bring back all of the columns needed, and then perform the manipulation on the SQL Server side.

In your first query, it would look like this:
SELECT 
      'Delivery' 
      ,A.VMCTRY
        ,'Delivery' 
        ,A.VMNO
        ,CONCAT(A.VMADR1, A.VMADR2)

  FROM OPENQUERY 
  (
  KBM400MFG, 
   '
   SELECT 
        ''Delivery''
         ,B.VMCTRY 
         , ''Delivery'' 
         ,B.VMNO
         ,B.VMADR1
         ,B.VMADR2
    FROM [S1022466].[KBM400MFG].[FLVENDM] AS B
   '
    ) AS A

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The same would apply to your second query.
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by:Leogal
ID: 40332912
Shaun gave me invaluable help that is most appreciated.
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Expert Comment

by:Shaun Kline
ID: 40332913
The errors you are receiving are most likely caused by DB2 not understanding the SQL Server functions you are attempting to use in the OPENQUERY statement. The OPENQUERY SQL should follow the source (in your case, DB2) "rules" for SQL.
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Author Comment

by:Leogal
ID: 40332981
Shaun, DB2 seems to be a bit obstinate when writing an OPENQUERY.  I am having yet another issue and opened a new question.   I am truly a novice at OPENQUERY but I want to learn more about it as it is very fast and very powerful.
Thank so much for your kind and very helpful assistance!
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