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Round 3: SQL can update as desired but does not check to see if values has previously been updated. Can anyone help with this?

Posted on 2015-02-12
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Last Modified: 2015-02-17
Hello Gurus,

The story of this SQL thread continues...The SQL shown below and provided by kdo works as desired but I will like to have a major enhancement. It currently does not check to determine if the data has previously been modified and I will like to enhance the current code to include the ability to skip any ???? that already have a decimal point applied. Can anyone help with this requirement? The code that works is shown below:

UPDATE tt t0
  SET t0.text =
      case when pc <> 0     then text
           when lc = 0      then
           case length (text) - fc
                when -1     then text || '0.00'
                when 0      then left (text, fc-1) || '0.0' || right (text, 1)
                when 1      then left (text, fc-1) || '0.' || right (text, 2)
                else             left (text, length (text) - 2) || '.' || right (text, 2)
           when lc - fc = 0 then substr (text, 1, fc-1) || '0.00' || substr (text, fc)
           when lc - fc = 1 then substr (text, 1, fc-1) || '0.0' || substr (text, fc)
           when lc - fc = 2 then substr (text, 1, fc-1) || '0.' || substr (text, fc)
           else substr (text, 1, lc-3) || '.' || substr (text, lc-2)
      end text
        case when locate_in_string (text, 'WGT') = 0 then 0
             else locate_in_string (text, 'WGT')+3
        end fc,
        case when locate_in_string (text, 'WGT') = 0 then 0
             else locate_in_string (text, ',', locate_in_string (text, 'WGT'))
             end lc,
        case when locate_in_string (text, 'WGT') = 0 then 0
             else locate_in_string (text, '.', locate_in_string (text, 'WGT'))
             end pc,
      FROM tt
--  First critical filter
--      WHERE id between 1 and 8
    ) t1
--  WHERE =
where = and Tran_Date>='20140101' and Tran_Date<='20140105'
      and TRAN_TYPE='SALE'
--  Second critical filter
--  WHERE id between 1 and 8

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Question by:Enyimba
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PortletPaul earned 2000 total points
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I just lost my carefully prepared answer, so this is briefer than I wanted...

this is a 32 million row table, performance is an issue
previous advice is to use "chunks" and to use indexed fields, which advice REMAINS TRUE
I suggest ADDING to the filter along these lines

      FROM tt
--  First critical filter
      where ID between 196001 and 197000 -- example of using indexed fields for "chunks"
      and (
              text like ('%WGT_%')
              text like ('%WGT__%')
              text like ('%WGT___%')
              text like ('%WGT____%')
      and NOT (
              text like ('%WGT_.%')
              text like ('%WGT__.%')
              text like ('%WGT___.%')
              text like ('%WGT____.%')

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see it working, using SQL Server, and sample data here:!3/f6c78/4

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Thanks PortletPaul

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