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Using Functions In Views I.E.  Trim or iif

Posted on 2007-12-06
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Using SQL Server 2000, I want to add a new View, such as this:

SELECT Trim([Name]) From [tblData]

or

Select iif([Age] < 30, 'Young', 'Old') From tblAges

In the first case, it tells me unrecognized function, and in the second case, it tells me it doesn't recognize it doesn't recognize the Equal sign.  

Any suggestions?
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 200 total points
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sql server does not have trim, but does have ltrim and rtrim
SELECT rtrim(lTrim([Name])) From [tblData]

iif will be translated into a case statement:

Select CASE WHEN [Age] < 30 THEN 'Young' ELSE 'Old' END From tblAges
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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IFF  is not a recognised function in sql server

Select case when [Age] < 30 then  'Young' else  'Old'  end  as SomeColumn  From tblAges
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