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Hi Freinds,
Please help me with the IIF function in sql
Getting syntax error for following line at = sign

iif (cast(rcv_stats_shelter_plus_chk_c as int)=1, 1, 0)

The query is returning as syntax error near =

Really frustrated with this. Please help

Thanks,
Rup
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Question by:rk75
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BillAn1 earned 80 total points
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you may want a case statement :

case cast(rcv_stats_shelter_plus_chk_c as int)
when 1 then 1
else 0
end
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by:Jay Toops
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its returning an error because IIF is not supported with sql server ..

so you have to use the case statement AND...
you can INLINE this case statement with regular sql
you might want to add " AS FIELDNAME" IMMediately after the END

example
case cast(rcv_stats_shelter_plus_chk_c as int)
when 1 then 1
else 0
end as MYFIELDNAME
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by:eekj
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Write your own immediate if function:

CREATE  FUNCTION iif
    (@Expr AS int, @TruePart AS int, FalsePart AS int)

RETURNS int

BEGIN
    if @Expr = 1 then   --some databases such as mysql evaluate an expression to 0=false 1=true
        return @TruePart
    else
        return @FalsePart
END
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by:rk75
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Thnaks friends,
I used case.... when.... then....else....end
in the place of iif
And it worked.

Thanks for your time and help
RK
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by:Anthony Perkins
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>>Thanks for your time and help<<
Than this is the point where you close the question by awarding points.  See here for more info:
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