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Case statement T-SQL syntax

Posted on 2004-04-07
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This works:
SET @X = Case @Y
          WHEN 1 THEN 444
          WHEN 2 THEN 555
END


How can I make this work:
Case @Y
    WHEN 1 THEN
          SET @X =  444
          SET @Z =  222
    WHEN 2 THEN
          SET @X =  555
          SET @Z =  333
END
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Question by:SNilsson
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TimCottee earned 125 total points
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Hi SNilsson,

You cannot, the case statement doesn't work that way, you need to use IF..ELSE syntax:

IF @Y = 1
    Begin
        Set @X = 444
        Set @Z = 222
    End
If @Y = 2
    Begin
        Set @X=555
        Set @Z=333
    End

Tim Cottee
Brainbench MVP for Visual Basic
http://www.brainbench.com
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by:SNilsson
ID: 10772985

Okey, in that case what would be the most efficient, using several If statement or two case statements (Y can hold 7 different valuse so it would be 7 IF's) ?
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by:TimCottee
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SNilsson,

50/50 I guess, either way you have 14 sets to do, probably the IFs would be easier to read and maintain.

Tim.
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