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ACCESS QUERY RESULTS GIVE DATA TYPE MISMATCH ERROR WHEN FILTERING AS A NUMBER

Mark Drelinger
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I've converted a text field (ActiveCustomer) parsing out a CustomerNumber, but the result gives me an error when i try to filter on the value.
I used Val() to convert string to a number and the result  'looks' like a number (right justified) on the screen.

The error is "data type mismatch"

Access Query:
SELECT CGEQUP_Base.StockNo, CGEQUP_Base.ActiveCustomer, CGEQUP_Base.InventoryStatus, DateValue(Left([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer],6) & "20" & Mid([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer],7,2)) AS DemoStartDate, Date()-DateValue(Left([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer],6) & "20" & Mid([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer],7,2)) AS DemoDays, CGEQUP_Base.EquipmentModel, CGEQUP_Base.EquipmentMake, Val(Trim(Mid([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer],InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ",InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ")-1),InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ")-InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ",InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ")-1)))) AS CustomerNumber
FROM CGEQUP_Base
WHERE (((CGEQUP_Base.ActiveCustomer) Like "*DEMO*") AND ((CGEQUP_Base.InventoryStatus)<>"V") AND ((Int(Trim(Mid([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer],InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ",InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ")-1),InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ")-InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ",InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ")-1)))))<>99));

My results look good if I remove the filter, but I need to remove all records with customer number of 99

Results
StockNo      EquipmentModel      EquipmentMake      InventoryStatus      ActiveCustomer                                                      DemoDays      CustomerNumber      DemoStartDate
24517      130G                      JOHN DEERE      D      01/09/20                AMUSEMENT NATIONAL 1925 DEMO              21                      99                              1/9/2020
25118      700K                      JOHN DEERE      D      01/20/20                MOSSING CORP 10597 DEMO                              10                      10587                      1/20/2020
26017      75US-5                      HITACHI      D              01/14/20                G & T BROS CONST 4000 DEMO                      16                      4010                      1/14/2020
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Jim Dettman (EE MVE)President / Owner
Fellow 2019
Most Valuable Expert 2017

Commented:

You want it in quotes then:


WHERE (((CGEQUP_Base.ActiveCustomer) Like "*DEMO*") AND ((CGEQUP_Base.InventoryStatus)<>"V") AND Trim(Mid([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer],InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ",InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ")-1),InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ")-InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ",InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ")-1))))<>"99";


Type mis-match means you are supplying a string when it wants a number, or a number when it wants a string.


Jim.

Jim Dettman (EE MVE)President / Owner
Fellow 2019
Most Valuable Expert 2017

Commented:

You could do it the other way too:


Val(Trim(Mid([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer],InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ",InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ")-1),InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ")-InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ",InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ")-1))))<>99


Jim.

John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems Engineer
Distinguished Expert 2019

Commented:
DO a sort ascending and then descending to see if you actually have the value of the ActiveCustomer correcly casted as number...probably a data type mismatch will popup...
If this is the case then add to the query a IsNumeric(Casted(ActiveCustomer)) and filter out the bad ones.

Author

Commented:
HI T=Jim, I found that Both ended up with the same error:

1st option:
SELECT CGEQUP_Base.StockNo, CGEQUP_Base.ActiveCustomer, CGEQUP_Base.InventoryStatus, DateValue(Left([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer],6) & "20" & Mid([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer],7,2)) AS DemoStartDate, Date()-DateValue(Left([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer],6) & "20" & Mid([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer],7,2)) AS DemoDays, CGEQUP_Base.EquipmentModel, CGEQUP_Base.EquipmentMake, Val(Trim(Mid([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer],InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ",InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ")-1),InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ")-InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ",InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ")-1)))) AS CustomerNumber
FROM CGEQUP_Base
WHERE (((CGEQUP_Base.ActiveCustomer) Like "*DEMO*") AND ((CGEQUP_Base.InventoryStatus)<>"V") AND Trim(Mid([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer],InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ",InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ")-1),InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ")-InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ",InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ")-1))))<>"99";

Error "Data type mismatch"

2nd option:

SELECT CGEQUP_Base.StockNo, CGEQUP_Base.ActiveCustomer, CGEQUP_Base.InventoryStatus, DateValue(Left([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer],6) & "20" & Mid([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer],7,2)) AS DemoStartDate, Date()-DateValue(Left([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer],6) & "20" & Mid([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer],7,2)) AS DemoDays, CGEQUP_Base.EquipmentModel, CGEQUP_Base.EquipmentMake, Val(Trim(Mid([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer],InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ",InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ")-1),InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ")-InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ",InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ")-1)))) AS CustomerNumber
FROM CGEQUP_Base
WHERE (((CGEQUP_Base.ActiveCustomer) Like "*DEMO*") AND ((CGEQUP_Base.InventoryStatus)<>"V")) and Val(Trim(Mid([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer],InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ",InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ")-1),InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ")-InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ",InStrRev([CGEQUP_Base].[ActiveCustomer]," ")-1))))<>99

Error "Data type mismatch"

Author

Commented:
John, I did as suggested and it sorts correctly, screen shot attached.
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John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems Engineer
Distinguished Expert 2019

Commented:
Hmm strange
I noticed that on the CustomerNumber construct you use Val and on the Where you use INT...any case this might affecting

Author

Commented:
Tried both with same error.
Software & Systems Engineer
Distinguished Expert 2019
Commented:
Also it would be helpful to show the source ActiveCustomer...maybe we can "convert" in another way.
Last but not least don't be afraid to use a Public Function to input the "ActiveCustomer" and have it return the CustomerNumber
You can break it in many steps and find out exactly where the issue is.

Author

Commented:
Thanks team... I created a function and all is well.  My gut says it something within the initial "ActiveCustomer" field (pulled from xml call in another application).

I appreciate all of the suggestions and guidance - always greatly valued.

Mark
Dale FyeOwner, Dev-Soln LLC
Most Valuable Expert 2014
Top Expert 2010

Commented:

Another way to address this might be to modify the select so that it looks like:


SELECT SQ.*

FROM (

'Insert your SELECT query here

) as SQ


Then, you can display the results of the subquery in design view and apply the criteria to the field you want, that way instead of using all of the functions in the WHERE clause, you can actually use the name of the computed field.


Dale