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Microsoft KB Archive/105504

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FIX: SQL with a UDF Causes "Invalid Subscript Reference"

ID: Q105504

2.50    | 2.50

WINDOWS | MS-DOS kbprg kbfixlist kbbuglist kberrmsg The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft FoxPro for Windows, version 2.5
  • Microsoft FoxPro for MS-DOS, version 2.5

SYMPTOMS

A Structured Query Language (SQL) SELECT command that uses a user-defined function (UDF) causes the following error:

   Invalid subscript reference.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in FoxPro 2.5 for MS-DOS and FoxPro 2.5 for Windows. This problem was corrected in FoxPro 2.5a for MS-DOS and FoxPro 2.5a for Windows.

MORE INFORMATION

Steps to Reproduce Problem

Create and run a program with the following code:

   CREATE TABLE equip (equipment C(6))
   INSERT INTO equip (equipment) VALUES ;
      ('PHONE')

   CREATE TABLE timeitem (worksys C(10), jobnum C(9))
   INSERT INTO timeitem (worksys, jobnum) VALUES ;
      ('PAGER', '1')

   SELECT ti.worksys, ti.jobnum, eq.equipment ;
      FROM timeitem ti, equip eq ;
      INTO CURSOR testcur ;
      WHERE eq.equipment = whichval(ti.jobnum,ti.worksys)

   PROCEDURE whichval
   PARAMETERS jobnumval, worksysval
   IF EMPTY(jobnumval)
      RETURN worksysval
   ELSE
      RETURN "job"
   ENDIF

The following program error is generated:

   Invalid subscript reference.

The following message is the expected result:

   Selected 0 records in <x> seconds

Additional reference words: FoxDos FoxWin 2.50 buglist2.50 fixlist2.50a errmsg err msg KBCategory: kbprg kbfixlist kbbuglist kberrmsg KBSubcategory: FxprgSql Solution Type : kbfix


Last Reviewed: October 14, 1997
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