The ajUpdateRec function is used for updating records in a database table. Please take note that to run this function from Excel, you would need to set up the DB Connection String from the Properties dialog box.
ajUpdateRec( table_name, column_headers, data, [filter_type], [filter_condition], [table_schema], [data_source_id], [run_condition], [run_by_function_point_only] )
|Specify the name of the table to be updated.|
|Specify the columns to be updated. It could be a range of single row or column where each cell is a table column name or a data name defined in DB Schema. CLOB and BLOB are not supported.|
|Specify the range where data is located. The orientation can either be landscape or portrait. The orientation should be the same as column_headers.|
|Specify the type of filtering. 3 types are supported 0, 1 and 2. |
You need to either provide filter_type+filter_condition or the DbSchema to call this function. Otherwise, an error will be raised.
|Specify the range that defines the filter condition.|
filter_type = 0. The range defines the where clause of a SQL statement. The range will be concatenated into a single string. For example Name = 'peter' and class = 'B'.
filter_type = 1. The range defines the filter condition in the Kendo grid style. There are 6 columns in the range. The first row defines the header. They are Data Name, Operator 1, Search Criteria 1, And / Or, Operator 2, Search Criteria 2. The following operators are supported:
filter_type =2. The range defines a filter condition similar to the format used in MS Query. Two columns are used to define one filter condition. So the number of columns should always be a multiple of 2. E.g. 2, 4, 6. The first column defines the operator and the second consider defines the value. For example, < 10
An error will occur if the range value is not in the format of the corresponding filter type.
For filter_type = 1 or 2, if the operator is available but operand is empty, it will be treated as '' (i.e. empty string).
If filter_type = 2, it will validate the correctness of Column Header and DataType against database schema.
|Specify the range that defines the DB Schema.|
You need to either provide the filter_type+filter_condition or the DbSchema to call this function. When DbSchema is provided, the key column(s) must be included in the Column_headers and Data. Otherwise, an error will be raised.
Specify the data source ID. The parameter is used to define which database shall be executed for the function.If you do not specify anything, the default value will always be 'primary'.
The function will run when the value is TRUE. Otherwise, it will not run.If you do not specify anything, the default value will always be TRUE.
If it equals FALSE, the function can be executed through ‘Excel Calculation’ (can be either Automatic or Manual, Calculate Now or Calculate Sheet) or Run Function Point.
If it equals TRUE, the function can be executed with Run Function Point (AlchemyJ toolbar \ Run Function Point) only.If you do not specify anything, the default value will always be TRUE.
The function will return:
1) Content type: Number of affected records.
2) Method: Within a cell / cell array
We will use the following table in our examples. The table name is tb_customer. It has 5 columns and 5 rows.
Update one column of records in a table in which the Customer Level equlas 5. It updates the CUSTOMER_LVL column of matched records to 99 and 1 record affected.
This example uses filter type 1 to update records where customer level equals 1 or 2.
This example using filter type 2 to update records where gender equals F and customer level greater than 2.
This example using DB Schema update records where name equals CHAN TAI MAN. The key clomn must be defined for filtering criteria. It can be defined in column headers or use the filter condition as Example 3.