Parameterized SQL?

By: Geoff Drnec - gdrnec Parameterized SQL? 2005-01-04 12:12 Is it possible to use a parameter as a field name in my report's SQL? For example: If I declared a parameter: $P{FieldName} whose defalt value is "Name" could I write my sql as: SELECT $P{FieldName} FROM Accounts Assuming "Name" is a field in the Accounts table? If this is possible, I must be going about it incorrectly because the sql is being interpreted as: SELECT 'Name' FROM Accounts Those troublesome single quotes are unwanted. Any ideas? Thanks in advance. Geoff By: sst_marvin - sst_marvin RE: Parameterized SQL? 2005-01-06 21:42 I dont know if it's possible to use a parameter as a field name - i dont think it is. An alternative that will work is to simply SELECT all the fields that you need in your query, then in the report layout itself, use a parameter in a field's 'print when expression' to specify which field you want to display: (($P{FieldName}.equalsIgnoreCase("name"))?$F{name}: ($P{FieldName}.equalsIgnoreCase("age"))?$F{age}: ($P{FieldName}.equalsIgnoreCase("sex"))?$F{sex}: ... By: Mike Warne - mwarne RE: Parameterized SQL? 2005-01-10 14:48 Try adding a dummy column name to your SQL such as as 'colname' Then a new Field 'colname' will be available to your report. Haven't tried this, I have done thins like select 'test' as 'test123' That produces a column 'test123' with a value of 'test' By: aither - aither RE: Parameterized SQL? 2005-10-05 06:27 try with SELECT $P!{FieldName} FROM Accounts
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