Returning a Different Value if a Column Equals a Certain Value

Hi,

I have a Stored Procedure in MS SQL Server 2005 that looks like this:

CREATE PROCEDURE spGetHeadlineNewsDetail AS
BEGIN
      SELECT ArticleID, Title, ArticleOrder
      FROM NewsArticle
      ORDER BY ArticleOrder ASC
END
GO

What I'd like is to have this query substitute a different value (Say, a dash) for ArticleOrder if ArticleOrder = 5. In other words, instead of this result:

1 Some Title 3
2 Another Title 5
3 Third Title 2

I want this result:

1 Some Title 3
2 Another Title -
3 Third Title 2

Notice how the Order number 5 was changed to a dash, but the other Order numbers still returned correctly.

What's the tSQL code I need to use to accomplish this?

Thanks in advance.
CMES-ITAsked:
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Connect With a Mentor Billing EngineerCommented:
CREATE PROCEDURE spGetHeadlineNewsDetail AS
BEGIN
      SELECT ArticleID, Title, case when ArticleOrder = 5 then '-' else cast (ArticleOrder as varchar(10)) end ArticleOrder
      FROM NewsArticle
      ORDER BY ArticleOrder ASC
END
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CMES-ITAuthor Commented:
angelIII -

Thanks, that SQL works great returning the dash value when ArticleOrder is 5, but it kills the OrderBy part of the SQL clause. Is there any way to retain the OrderBy part? Right now, the dashes are appearing ahead of, say, the number 1, but those columns are actually 5, and should come after 1.
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messen1975Connect With a Mentor Commented:
CREATE PROCEDURE spGetHeadlineNewsDetail AS
BEGIN
      SELECT ArticleID, Title, case when ArticleOrder = 5 then '-' else cast (ArticleOrder as varchar(10)) end ArticleOrder
      FROM NewsArticle
      ORDER BY NewsArticle.ArticleOrder ASC
END
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
CREATE PROCEDURE spGetHeadlineNewsDetail AS
BEGIN
      SELECT ArticleID, Title, case when ArticleOrder = 5 then '-' else cast (ArticleOrder as varchar(10)) end ArticleOrder
      FROM NewsArticle
      ORDER BY NewsArticle.ArticleOrder ASC
END
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CMES-ITAuthor Commented:
Ah, so simple! Why didn't I think of that! ;)

Great, thanks a bunch messen1975.
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CMES-ITAuthor Commented:
Everything's working now, thanks Angel and Messen.
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messen1975Commented:
No problem  :)
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