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.


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:

($P{FieldName}.equalsIgnoreCase("sex"))?$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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