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Filtering Problems

I apologise in advance for the simplicity of the question. This is driving me crazy. I’m trying to do the simple task of applying a filter to a table.
It works fine when I use a field name in both the "expression" and the "value" field, but I get an error every time I use an integer (expression is a smallint) in the "value" field.
I’ve tried using : Value
=’1′ and in each case I get a ‘type’ error.
If I use a string comparison, e.g expression = varchar(50), I dont get an error but dont get results posted back to me :
example Expression Operator
———- ——–
PersonName Like Value
"Fred%" Returns nothing. Can anyone help me.
Many thanks in advance for any help
I have heard (and experienced) sometimes you need to explicitly convert values from feilds and literals to the same type.
So in your case the expression would be:
cint (Fields!field_name.Value) = cint (1) As for your second example, you are trying to use an operator designed for the LIKE statement (%) and using the = operator. This will not work in SQL Good luck!