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Posted on 2006-11-09
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hi,

Please assist how can we use the case statement with the correct syntax, i've been having problems with reserve word?

    strRequest = "Select timevalue(datetime) as [DateTime], " & _
    " [case when 0=0 then 1 end] as [aaa] " & _
    " From [Mytable$]  " & _
    " group by timevalue(datetime);"

error returned "no value given for one or more required parameter."

Thanks.
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what db are your using?

in access you can use

Switch( var=val, 1, var2=val2, 2 ...)
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msexcel
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Why are you using a Case staement?  0=0 will always be true, so 1 would always be expected as the result, so just set it explicitly

   strRequest = "Select timevalue(datetime) as [DateTime], " & _
    " 1 as [aaa] " & _
    " From [Mytable$]  " & _
    " group by timevalue(datetime);"
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cquinn,

It was for demonstration.
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select case when field=value then 1 else 0 end as expr1, field, value from table group by field
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by:FrankPorter
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mrdany,

vb returned:
error returned "no value given for one or more required parameter."
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by:Dany Balian
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well i need the field names... my fields were fictional... here's a good sql:

select case when parentcategory=category then 'main category' else 'sub category' end as categorytype,
category, parentcategory from categories group by category, parentcategory

can u give me ur sql, i can see what's wrong with it??

cheers
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by:FrankPorter
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this is the actual sql, i tried using the most basic. I'm using Ms Excel as database and VB as interface.

strRequest = "Select " & _
    " [case when 0=0 then 1 end] as [aaa] " & _
    " From [Mytable$] ; " 
.Open strRequest
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by:Dany Balian
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i didnt get it.. does it work or not??

i tried it here, it's not working... i'm looking nito it..

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