We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

Check out our new AWS podcast with Certified Expert, Phil Phillips! Listen to "How to Execute a Seamless AWS Migration" on EE or on your favorite podcast platform. Listen Now

x

Is Immediate If available in Sql Server ?

Favourites
Favourites asked
on
Medium Priority
1,345 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
In Access there is a function called Immediate If ( IIF) which has the same functionality as ternary operation (?:) in C. I want to know whether there is a similar function in SQL Server.
Comment
Watch Question

Commented:
Nope, the closest you can come to conditional expression is in the use of the where and having clauses on your select statements, or use of IF/Else, Case, When/Then expressions.

Your best source for info if you have installed SQL Server client utilites is in SQL Server Books online, assuming you had enough space to install those as well.

Author

Commented:
This is not what we are looking for.
We need to use the equivalent function of IIF(MS- Access2.0)
 in MS-Sql Statements.

Like for eg. DECODE function in oracle.

select decode(a.field1>30,a.field2,decode(a.field1<20,a.field3,a.field4))
from table1 a
where <condition>
Commented:
Unlock this solution with a free trial preview.
(No credit card required)
Get Preview

Author

Commented:
good. I am able to solve the problem thru the answer u gave me. Thanks a lot.
Unlock the solution to this question.
Thanks for using Experts Exchange.

Please provide your email to receive a free trial preview!

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

OR

Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.