Reporting → Report Search Criteria → Using Advanced SQL Conditions in SBM Reports → About SBM–Processed SQL
When you use a conditional expression in your SQL statement (not pass-through SQL with the @ modifier), SBM attempts to process the Advanced SQL condition.
When you provide a conditional expression in the statement, SBM scans the conditional expression you enter and performs certain transformations. Consider the Severity field, a commonly used selection field. It has selections such as Critical, High, Medium, and Low. A field in the Issues table named Severity stores the severity of each item. However, the Severity field does not actually contain the words "critical," "high," and so on as its data. Instead, it stores numeric values that refer to the Selections table that contains the name of each selection. The application scans the conditional expression you enter and makes the appropriate numeric substitutions before sending the SQL statement to the database.
When you use processed conditions, use the displayed field names so that you will not need to know the database names of the fields. The processed conditional expressions can use Date/Time keywords, such as now and startof_thismonth.
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