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Larry Brister
Last Modified: 2013-11-26
In my attached code from the ASPX page, I need the query to use EN if there is no data for the language in the query string.  How would I do that?

Do I need to run something in the code behind first to see if there's any data and then add an IF statement to my code below?
<asp:SqlDataSource ID="ds1" runat="server" ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:vortexString %>"
SelectCommand="select '~/destinationimages/'+CAST(offerid as varchar(10))+'.jpg' as theImage, [city] + ', ' + [country] as vacLoc,
 offerID, [resort] as destination,  [price] as prices, [shortDescription] as offerInfo, ID, 
[currency_type] as curr, [languagecode] as lang from tblSpecials where resortSpec='4' and resSpecAsia='2' and ([languageCode] = @languageCode) order by price">
<asp:QueryStringParameter DefaultValue="EN" Name="languageCode" QueryStringField="lang" Type="String" />

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