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Using replacement in SQL 2005 Query

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I have data like:
6,Test1,Test2,Test3
3,Test1,Test2,Test3
1,Test1,Test2,Test3
2,Test1,Test2,Test3

In a SQL 2005 Database (4 columns in my example).  I need to do a SQL * select query so that for records with a "6" in Col 1, it will replace the 6 with the letter "C" in the output.  Also, the query would only select records with a 6 in Col 1 (where Col1=6).  Is there an easy way to do replacements in SQL queries?

Thanks,

Joe
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by:udaya kumar laligondla
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use
select 'C' as Col1,col2,...,colN form tableName where Col1=6
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 250 total points
ID: 24116750
you mean:
select 'C' col1, col2, col3, col4
 from yourtable
 where col1 = 6

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by:mfhorizon
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select (case column1 when 6 then 'C' when 3 then 'd' when 1 'e' when 2 then 'f' end) column1, column2, column3, column4 from MYTABLE

enjoy!!1
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by:mfhorizon
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In my example you can show uniqe alphabet on any given digit in your column 1. If you want this only for column value 6 and actual digit for other rows then use this query

select (case column1 when 6 then 'C' else column1 end) column1, column2, column3, column4 from MYTABLE

CHEERS!!

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by:mfhorizon
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I appologize I forgoet 'then' in my first recommended query!!

just replace [  when 1 'e'   ] with [  when 1 then 'e'  ]

thanks
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by:netwrked
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Both worked well, thanks!
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