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(FOC36355) INVALID TYPE OF ARGUMENT #1 FOR USER FUNCTION FTOA
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I am executing the attached procedure to prepare a line for printing
my data has mcstype's of - d:decmial, y:date, I:smallint h: datetime year to
minute, m:datetime hour to minute f:float c:character.varchar. I get the above
error as soon as the first "d" is encountered.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

P.S. - to thoes I have not responded to...I'm still getting used to this system. seems like I can't respond to direct email from this forum (Thanks for the info Kerry)
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-SET &MCSBLANK = ' ';
-SET &MCSDESC = ' ';
-SET &MCSNAME = ' ';
-SET &MCSTYPE = ' ';
-SET &NUMOFCS=0;

-READ_MCS
-*this step reads the data from the webfocus screen mapping table into the variables
-READ RA1WFSMT &MCSBLANK &MCSDESC &MCSNAME &MCSTYPE
-IF &IORETURN NE 0 GOTO END_READ_MCS;

-SET &NUMOFCS=&NUMOFCS+1;

-SET &MCSDESC.&NUMOFCS = '&MCSDESC.EVAL';

-SET &MCSNAME.&NUMOFCS = IF &MCSTYPE.EVAL EQ 'C' THEN &MCSNAME.EVAL
- ELSE IF &MCSTYPE.EVAL EQ 'D' THEN 'FTOA('||&MCSNAME.EVAL||','||'''(D22.2)'''||',CSVALDIS)'
- ELSE IF &MCSTYPE.EVAL EQ 'Y' THEN 'CHGDAT('||'''YYMD'''||','||'''MDYY'''||','||&MCSNAME.EVAL||',CSVALDIS)'
- ELSE IF &MCSTYPE.EVAL EQ 'H' THEN 'HCNVRT('||&MCSNAME.EVAL||','||'''(HYYMD)'''||',30,'||'''A30'''||')'
- ELSE IF &MCSTYPE.EVAL EQ 'I' THEN 'EDIT('||&MCSNAME.EVAL||')'
- ELSE &MCSNAME.EVAL;
-*-TYPE &MCSNAME.&NUMOFCS
-SET &MCSTYPE.&NUMOFCS = '&MCSTYPE.EVAL';
-GOTO READ_MCS

-END_READ_MCS

JOIN jblank IN RA1WFSMT TO jblankp IN RA1PLOOK AS t1

DEFINE FILE RA1WFSMT
LN/I3 WITH jblank = LAST LN + 1;
CSCOLDIS/A50 = focus_desc;
CSVALDIS/A50 =

SET &CSLOOP = 0;
-MCSIFLOP
-IF &CSLOOP.EVAL GE &NUMOFCS.EVAL GOTO CSLOOPOT;
-SET &CSLOOP = &CSLOOP + 1;
-SET &MCSIF = 'IF num EQ '| &CSLOOP |' THEN '| &MCSNAME.&CSLOOP.EVAL;
-SET &MCSELSE = IF &CSLOOP.EVAL EQ 1 THEN ' ' ELSE 'ELSE';
&MCSELSE.EVAL &MCSIF.EVAL
-GOTO MCSIFLOP
-CSLOOPOT
ELSE ' ';
END




Prod: WebFOCUS 7.6.10 MRE
Oracle/Sybase
Test: DevStudio 7.6.6
WF Server 7.6.6
Report Caster 7.6.6
Web Server - Tomcat
MS Windows XP SP2
Output: HTML, Excel 2000 , PDF, CSV, DOC

 
Posts: 133 | Registered: December 29, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Virtuoso
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quote:
'FTOA('||&MCSNAME.EVAL||','||'''(D22.2)'''||',CSVALDIS)'


It is this part of the code that gives you the problem.
you want to convert a number to a string.

If you leave out that first test, does the function work?

I think this has something to do with the quotes.




Frank

prod: WF 7.6.10 platform Windows,
databases: msSQL2000, msSQL2005, RMS, Oracle, Sybase,IE7
test: WF 7.6.10 on the same platform and databases,IE7

 
Posts: 2387 | Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands | Registered: December 03, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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yes this the portion of the code that is(was) causing the probled...I changed the function to ptoa and it seems to have gotten pase this point...could you tell me if I have the correct functions for the other data types?




Prod: WebFOCUS 7.6.10 MRE
Oracle/Sybase
Test: DevStudio 7.6.6
WF Server 7.6.6
Report Caster 7.6.6
Web Server - Tomcat
MS Windows XP SP2
Output: HTML, Excel 2000 , PDF, CSV, DOC

 
Posts: 133 | Registered: December 29, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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