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How to use Interface tools to update date value in my SQL command (in Input Tool)

raghavan
8 - Asteroid

Hi,

 

I am using an input Tool to retrieve data from Teradata using SQL query on the basis of Start date and end date. I want to get these dates as and when the query is run. I saw about using Interface tool and tried them but it is not working even asking me for the dates. Can some one please guide me where i am going wrong.

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AkimasaKajitani
15 - Aurora

Now your setting is overwrite " replace([Enter Start Date],'01/01/2016',[#1]) " into [#1] because you check the Replace a specific string option.

If you check the Replace a specific string option, you can't use formula.

When you want the option, you type replace text( eg. 01/01/2016 ) into the text box.

 

If you want use formula, you select the action "Update Value with Formula".

 

raghavan
8 - Asteroid

Thanks for the help. I have started working in alteryx only in the last 3 months and starting to handle bit complex issues. I have changed as per your suggestion. but i am getting an error in update value action. Can you please help me understand where am i going wrong?

 

Is this the best approach? or can you please suggest me any other approach?

 

AkimasaKajitani
15 - Aurora

Your formula is wrong.

Maybe the correct is below.

 

Replace([Destination], "01/01/2016", [#1])

 

The specification of Replace function is below. 

Replace(String, Target, Replacement)

You should enter "[Destination]" to "String" field.

AkimasaKajitani
15 - Aurora

I forgot to mention one thing.

 

Alteryx's Date tool outputs the value in standard alteryx format.

You need to format it into a format that the database use from standard alteryx format.

 

Maybe, the below function will work.

Replace([Destination], "01/01/2016", DateTimeFormat([#1],"%m/%d/%Y"))

 

If the month and day are reversed, then you will reverse them(%m and %d).

 

raghavan
8 - Asteroid

Thanks again for your help on this but unfortunately still the query is picking up from the initial date in the database and not from the date i am giving. I have updated the screenshots of SQL query and action tool for your reference.

 

Sorry for being a pain.

grazitti_sapna
15 - Aurora
15 - Aurora

Hi @raghavan , try passing the formula like this 

 

Replace([Destination], '01/01/2016', DateTimeFormat([#1],"%m/%d/%Y")) I have replaced the double quotes to single quote.

 

grazitti_sapna_0-1603687688825.png

 

 

Thanks.

Sapna Gupta
raghavan
8 - Asteroid

Thanks Sapna, Still I am facing the same issue even after changing to Single Quotes. I herwith attached my test workflow for your reference. not sure where i am going wrong.

AkimasaKajitani
15 - Aurora

I fixed the below.

 

AkimasaKajitani_0-1603694421063.png

 

Please try to use it!

grazitti_sapna
15 - Aurora
15 - Aurora

Hi @raghavan , I have made some changes in your action tool.

grazitti_sapna_0-1603694591835.png

 

Try this if it works.

 

Thanks.

Sapna Gupta
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