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SQL Grouping for Paradox


(@jcbond)
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Hi all
I'm trying to create a query that lists a group of records only when the last record of the group doesn't have a specific field value (trans<>'delete')
(I showed the list here grouped by access, ordered by access, date)

key access trans date (mm/dd/yyyy)
1 adt add 01/01/2020
2 adt change 01/02/2020
3 adt delete 01/03/2020
4 btt add 01/01/2020
5 btt change 01/02/2020
6 cdt add 01/01/2020
7 cdt change 01/02/2020
8 cdt delete 01/03/2020
9 ddt  add    01/01/2020
10 ddt  change 01/02/2020
11 ddt  change  01/03/2020
Select * from table1
exist where
(Select access, date
from table1
group by access, date
having trans <> 'delete')

I'm looking for this result: group without a last delete row

4 btt add 01/01/2020
5 btt change 01/02/2020
9 ddt  add    01/01/2020
10 ddt  change 01/02/2020
11 ddt  change  01/03/2020

 

In my other sql attempts, I'm only able to get the Delete row. SQL for Paradox tables seems to make this a difficult task. Any help is appreciated.
Thank you


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 Hans
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Hello JCBond,

I haven't used Paradox in a very very long time, so I may not be able to help with a Paradox specific query.

However, in most SQL variants this should work, so I did a quick test in SQLite (database attached below).

SELECT * FROM table1 WHERE access NOT IN (SELECT access FROM table1 WHERE trans='delete');

 

Which gave me this:

 

This is the zipped test database:

 


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(@jcbond)
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Thanks for the quick response Hans.
Yes, Paradox is -old- and I have requested this database go to SQL Server long ago, but politics is slow...
That query in SQLite does work, but, unfortunately, Paradox sql can't do that


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 Hans
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You're welcome!

And here I thought Paradox supports sub-queries and "not in".
What part is not working? The "not in" or the sub-query?


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(@jcbond)
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The issue is the sub-query (at least).
Paradox sql does sub-queries but doesn't treat the sub-query as a group the way SQLite  does in that construction.
The sub-query results are just individual records, so removing a "Delete" transaction is just 1 record


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 Hans
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Interesting challenge for sure ... 🧐 

Unfortunately, testing Paradox would take quite a bit of work for me to even get started.
So I'm not sure how I can assist,... 😞 

 


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