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Returning Boolean Values in MS SQL Recordsets

I am trying to express the following MS SQL:

SELECT ((Table.Field = Value) AND (Table.Field2 = Value2)) AS NewFlag FROM Table WHERE...

According to the Microsoft documentation, Boolean expressions are not permitted in the output of a record set. Interestingly, SQL for MS Access allows this.

Question: Is there a workaround for this limitation?
Microsoft SQL Server 2008Microsoft SQL Server 2005

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dangould

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Boolean types are used implictly within T-SQL predicates but you can't create a boolean variable or a boolean column. The easiest alternative is to use a CASE expression to turn the boolean expression into a string or an integer or some other valid type. See aneeshattingal's example.
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dangould

aneeshattingal: That worked perfectly! Thank you for the quick response.
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