PeopleTools Reference: Meta-SQL %Table

%Table

Replaces with the actual table name of the given record.

Generally, this just means adding a “PS_” to the front of the record name. But, PeopleTools actually checks the alternate table name from the Record Type tab to see if a value is there first.

Two Uses:

  • Access a table with a reference or record object rather than embedding a table name in the SQL; PeopleTools will not index the table/record in a string literal.
  • Reference the Temporary table in an App Engine; %Table is the only way to reference the table because the table name is assign dynamically at run time.

Examples:

SELECT * FROM %Table(JOB) WHERE EMPLID = :1

SqlExec(“SELECT NAME FROM %Table(:1) WHERE EMPLID = :2”, Record.NAMES, &emplid, &name);

&sql = CreateSql(“SELECT * FROM %Table(:1) WHERE EMPLID = :2”, &MyRecord, &emplid);

INSERT INTO %Table(MYTEMP_TAO)
SELECT * FROM PS_MYDATATABLE

PeopleTools Reference: Meta-SQL DateIn/DateOut

DateIn

Description

Converts a date into the form the database uses.
Used for:

  • Where clauses
  • Insert/Update

Remember DateIn passes a date into the database.

DateOut

Description

Converts a date into the form that PeopleTools uses.
Used for:

  • Select clause

Examples

SELECT %DateOut(MAX(EFFDT))
FROM PS_JOB
WHERE EMPLID = :1
AND EMPL_RCD = :2
AND EFFDT

INSERT INTO PS_MY_RNCTL(OPRID, RUN_CONTROL_ID, AS_OF_DATE)
VALUES(:1, :2, %DateIn(:3))

UPDATE PS_MY_TABLE
SET MY_DATE = %DateIn(:1)
WHERE MY_DATE