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Hi All,
Iam getting "(FOC224) SYNTAX ERROR: ( " error message
While i use following code in 7.7.01 environment, it works fine in 7.6.2.
Any Suggestions....

 -SET &IFX2 = '(OR RO EQ '|'''FAIL'''|')'; 


Thanks,
Krish.

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Posts: 101 | Registered: September 20, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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-SET &IFX2 = '(OR RO EQ '|'''FAIL'''|')';


Works in 7.6.10; here's one way:

  
-SET &QT   = '''';
-SET &IFX2 = '(OR RO EQ '| &QT | 'FAIL' | &QT |')'; 
-TYPE &IFX2
-EXIT


Tom Flynn
WebFOCUS 8.1.05 - PROD/QA
DB2 - AS400 - Mainframe
 
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HI TOM,
DID NOT WORKED....
HERE IS THE ERROR..
(FOC224) SYNTAX ERROR: (

Any Suggestions....

THANKS,
KRISH.


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If the result you're trying to achieve is exactly
quote:
(OR RO EQ 'FAIL')
try this:
-SET &IFX2 = '(OR RO EQ ''FAIL'')';
-TYPE &IFX2

The FOC224 error message means
quote:
There is a syntax error serious enough to halt interpretation.
which you can determine by executing
? 224

If what you posted is only an example, please post the real code.


Francis


Give me code, or give me retirement. In FOCUS since 1991

Production: WF 7.7.05M, Dev Studio, BID, MRE, WebSphere, DB2 / Test: WF 8.1.05M, App Studio, BI Portal, Report Caster, jQuery, HighCharts, Apache Tomcat, MS SQL Server
 
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In my 7.7.01 environment I do not get an error message for this statement.
I think there is something before this statement that causes the error message to appear.
By the way, the code that Francis posted is indeed a bit better, because it is easier to read. The function and the outcome of both version of the statement is the same.


GamP

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Hi GamP
here is my code what iam doing exactly,and iam getting error
(FOC224) SYNTAX ERROR: (

 
-SET &IFX = 'WHERE (FI_TEST EQ '|'''FAIL'''|' OR CSTK_TEST EQ '|'''FAIL'''|')';
-SET &IFX2 = '(OR ML_TEST EQ '|'''FAIL'''|')';
-SET &IFLINE1=IF &LVL IS 'EXCEPT'
- THEN &IFX
- ELSE ' ';
-SET &IFLINE2=IF &LVL IS 'EXCEPT'
- THEN &IFX2
- ELSE ' ';
&IFLINE1
&IFLINE2
 


Thanks
Krish.

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-SET &IFX2 = '(OR ML_TEST EQ '|'''FAIL'''|')';

I think that should be
-SET &IFX2 = 'OR (ML_TEST EQ '|'''FAIL'''|')';


GamP

- Using AS 8.2.01 on Windows 10 - IE11.
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Hi GamP
It did worked....
Thanks,
Krish.


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-SET &IFX = 'WHERE (FI_TEST EQ '| ''''|'FAIL'|''''|' OR CSTK_TEST EQ '|''''|'FAIL'|''''| ')' ;
-SET &IFX2 = '(OR ML_TEST EQ '|''''|'FAIL'|''''|')';
-TYPE &IFX
-TYPE &IFX2

RETURNS
WHERE (FI_TEST EQ 'FAIL' OR CSTK_TEST EQ 'FAIL')
(OR ML_TEST EQ 'FAIL')


To put a single quote in dialog manager you need to use ''''
this cannot be combined with the text that you want to quote so if you want
'SOMETHING'
to appear in your statement it must be coded
''''|'SOMETHING'|''''
 
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Where is the -SET usage documented from IBI? I cannot find anything other than the most general help information in help menu in App Studio. We just upgraded and a lot of my code broke. I'd like to understand how -SET is supposed to be used now. I can't even find where to find what version I'm on.

More specifically what are those quotes? Are you using 4 single quotes? '''' or ""? Either way I'm still getting a syntax error.


Kevin Patterson
Appalachian State University
WebFOCUS 7.7.03
Windows, All Outputs
 
Posts: 57 | Registered: February 29, 2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Kevin

Sometimes this can be tricky. Here is what is in the manual WebFOCUS Developing Reporting Applications

-SET assigns a literal value, or a value that is computed in an arithmetic or logical expression, to a variable.
Single quotation marks around a literal value are optional unless it contains an embedded
blank, comma, or equal sign, in which case you must include them.
The syntax is:
-SET &[&]name= {expression|value};
where:
&name
Is the name of a variable whose value will be set.

expression
Is a valid expression. Expressions can occupy several lines, so end the command with
a semicolon ;

value
Is a literal value assigned to the variable. If the literal value contains commas or
embedded blanks, you must enclose the value in single quotation marks. If the value
contains a single quote, place two single quotes where you want one to appear.

In the examples from this very old post those are single quote marks. Sometimes you have to use 3 single quote marks on both sides I was surprised to see 4 in that example. The doc is very generic and you usually have to do trial and error until you find the right combination.

Post your code and we may be able to help you.

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Chuck,
Thank you that is very helpful. I never seem to find what I need in the manual.

I think I need to find information on valid expressions now. Here is the code:
-SET &COUNTER=(&UNIQUE_ID.LENGTH/47);
-TYPE &COUNTER;
-SET &COUNTER = IF &COUNTER.EVAL EQ 0 THEN 1 ELSE &COUNTER.EVAL; -*This is for when we only have one unique ID passed in.

And here are the results:
-SET &COUNTER=(33/47);
-TYPE 0;
0;
ERROR AT OR NEAR LINE 44 IN PROCEDURE ADHOCRQ
(FOC224) SYNTAX ERROR:

-----------------------------------------v
-SET &COUNTER = IF 0 EQ 0 THEN 1 ELSE 0; -*This is for when we only have one unique ID passed in.
***END RESULTS***

That line that has a syntax error appears, to me, to be what I want.


Kevin Patterson
Appalachian State University
WebFOCUS 7.7.03
Windows, All Outputs
 
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The comment should be on its own line, start at the beginning of the line.

----------------------------------------v
-SET &COUNTER = IF 0 EQ 0 THEN 1 ELSE 0; -*This is for when we only have one unique ID passed in.
***END RESULTS***  


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Posts: 184 | Registered: October 19, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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dbeagan,

That fixed that error! I of course have other unrelated errors further along in my fex that I'll work on now. I really, really, really appreciate your and Chuck's help.


Kevin Patterson
Appalachian State University
WebFOCUS 7.7.03
Windows, All Outputs
 
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