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How to use bitand operator?

How can I use bitand so I can turn on TESTING only when the TYPE_NAME is SOFTWARE or S/W REQUEST

SQL> select * from state
  2  ;

---------- -------------------------------- ---------- -------------------
         1 SCHEDULED    0                     0  
         2 DEFERRED     0                      0        
         3 TESTING      0                     0

SQL> select * from type;

---------- --------------------------------
         0 SOFTWARE
         1 S/W REQUEST
         2 SYSTEM
Here's an example of what I found.. but I am not sure how to use it...
SQL> select decode(bitand( 24117, power(2,4)), power(2,4), '1', '0') from dual;


Help please...
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sdesarAuthor Commented:
I think I have to di someting like this-
SQL> select state_name from web_state  where decode(bitand(pb_web_visible_type,  power(2,0)), power(
2,0), 1,0) = 1;

But I get a ....no rows selected... message.

   I'm having some trouble following your request.  Your examples show a bitand on PB_WEB_VISIBLE_TYPE which is 0 in the cases you have (from state).  And the table WEB_STATE isn't described anywhere.  Finally, your follow-up post changes your "power" from 2,4 to 2,0 (or, from 16 to 1).

   Could you try posting your requirement again, or at least more of what your dealing with?  Like, what does it mean to "turn testing on"?

Good luck!
sdesarAuthor Commented:
Oops sorry I meant STATE table.

I want to show STATE 'TESTING only when the TYPE is SOFTWARE or S/W REQUEST
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sdesarAuthor Commented:

SQL> select * from web_state;

---------- --------- ---------- -------------------
         1 SCHEDULED       0                   0
         2 DEFERRED        0                   0
         3 TESTING         0                   0
         5 CLOSED          0                   0
         2 DEFERRED        1                   0
         3 TESTING         1                   0
         5 CLOSED          1                   0
         0 OPEN            1                   0
         5 CLOSED          2                   0
Currently, web_state is a lookup table and I can tell what TYPES have what STATES.

Thefore, question is how can I use the 'bitand' to display only TESTING if 'TYPEID' is 0 or 1 ie software or software request.

I need to know what kind of select shold I use so I can modifiy the JSP to show only TESTING if type is 0 or 1.

I hope this clarifies it a bit.
Awaiting suggestions.
   I'm not sure why you believe that the bitand is the answer.  To get a list of all of the web_state entries showing TESTING whenever it's a TYPEID of 0 or 1:

1) Assume there IS a "state" table and you want no cheating by using what's in web_state:

select w.stateid,w.state_name,w.typeid,w.PB_WEB_VISIBLE_TYPE,
  from web_state w, states s
 where s.stateid = decode(w.typeid,0,3,1,3,w.STATEID);

2) Assume there is no "state" table and you just want to override the state_name column value:

select stateid,state_name,typeid,PB_WEB_VISIBLE_TYPE,
                                STATE_NAME) STATE_SETTING
  from web_state;

3) If you want to actually CHANGE the state in the table:

update web_state set stateid=3, state_name='TESTING'
 where typeid in (0,1);

I still don't feel like I know what you're trying to do (other than use bitand).  The relational design is a little confusing (do you have state_name in two tables, or one) and I'm not sure what the JSP is trying do do, but the first two selects will do what you asked.  Post again if this is still missing the point.

Good luck!
sdesarAuthor Commented:
I have a jsp that that a TYPE comboBox... this lists only SOFTWARE, S/W REQUEST, SYSTEM.

I want the STATE combox to display - OPEN, TESTING, CLOSED only if the TYPE is SOFTWARE or S/W REQUEST.  
display only OPEN CLOSED.

When I enter this JSP I know the TYPE of ticket it is .. ie SOFTWARE or S/W REQUEST or SYSTEM

therefore instead of hardcoding the logic in the jsp.. I am wondering how and if I can use the bitand operator to set the bits to true, false.

You can check asktom.com site.
There is an example of bitand operator.
sdesarAuthor Commented:
Awesome Thanks!

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