FSQL Group execution error

Hi All,

I am getting an error when running the following SQL command in a group:

SELECT TimeDiff((SELECT EndTime FROM Table WHERE Table_ndx = 10),
(SELECT BeginTime FROM Table WHERE Table_ndx = 10))

The message states that " Error executing query: You have an error in your SQL Syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySql server version for the right syntax to use near ‘:22:07)’ at line 1"

(The time difference is 22min 07sec)

Any Ideas?



Yikes, I don’t know why you’re getting that error, but that query is bizarre.


SELECT TimeDiff(EndTime, BeginTime) FROM Table WHERE Table_ndx = 10

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Funny part is, I get the proper result in the “value” portion of the group. I get the error message after that.

Is the action item writing back to a column? What type is the column?

Yes I am writing to a column. The type is DATETIME.

I will be onsite tomorrow, and I have a few things to try. I will let you know how I make out…



Try setting the action item’s data type to DATE. Sounds like the error may be coming from FactorySQL treating the value as a string.

If you can’t get it to work like that, try setting the type to String, and changing your query to something like the following:

SELECT Date_Format(TimeDiff(EndTime, BeginTime), '%Y-%m-%e %T') FROM Table WHERE Table_ndx = 10

I don’t expect this would be necessary, but basically what it’s doing is having the query return a string that is properly formatted to be sent directly to the database.

Hope this helps,