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Report Builder Changing Variable Type


Jake Tuero (111) | asked Jul 26 '16, 10:25 a.m.

I am using the report builder and writing my own SQL queries. I have added my own column in the query, and under "Format Results" -> "Format", it lists the variable types and defaults it to a string. I click into the options, and choose Integer (The column/variable I added in the query uses a CASE/WHEN to check a condition on another variable, and set it to an integer of 0..5). After I change the variable type to an integer and save the report, it changes it back to a string.

I need to get the variable as an integer, as I want to make a graph, and graph the column by sum (The variable needs to show up in the graph editor under the "Add lines or bar segments from numeric measures" section).

Thanks! 


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Jake Tuero commented Jul 28 '16, 9:13 a.m. | edited Jul 28 '16, 9:31 a.m.

Update:

I have also tried to type-cast to an integer in the query, but that does not stop the Report Builder from keeping the variable type as a String. The variable I wish to have as an Integer is TAG

SELECT 
    ITERATION_NAME,
       SUM(CAST(
           CASE WHEN (T1.TAGS='|release_points_1|' OR T1.TAGS='|star_points_1|') THEN 1 
           ELSE 0
           END AS Integer)) AS TAG
FROM RIDW.VW_REQUEST T1
WHERE T1.PROJECT_ID = 73
 AND
(T1.ISSOFTDELETED = 0) AND
(T1.REQUEST_ID <> -1 AND T1.REQUEST_ID IS NOT NULL)
GROUP BY T1.ITERATION_NAME


Jake Tuero commented Jul 28 '16, 9:14 a.m. | edited Jul 28 '16, 9:31 a.m.

Deletion from duplicate comment

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