c# help Rejigging Sort order of an SQL query

Posted on 2009-05-14
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Okay, so I have a query like the attached.

I know today is MON so I want to put priority on my order by for tomorrows deliveries - (TUE)

But then when my script gets to TUE i want to put priority on WED and so on.

How can I do this with either SQL or C# to save me having to write out 7 different queries depending on the day of the week that the scripts is run?

Hope you can help.
"ORDER BY CASE bs.DeliveryDay" +

                                       "when 'TUE' then 1" +

                                       "when 'WED' then 2" +

                                       "when 'THU' then 3" +

                                       "when 'FRI' then 4" +

                                       "when 'MON' then 5" +

                                       "else 99" +

                                       "end" +

                                       ", bs.SOH DESC"

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Question by:andrewmilner
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by:käµfm³d 👽
ID: 24389417
Is this a stored procedure or just a query you are passing to server via code?

Author Comment

ID: 24389549
yes just passing query to server through c# code.

I've just gone through and done..

if(DayToday == "MON")
else if (DayToday =="TUE)

Long winded or just stick with it?

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phead_2 earned 500 total points
ID: 24389636
change the:
                                       "when 'TUE' then 1" +
                                       "when 'WED' then 2" +
                                       "when 'THU' then 3" +
                                       "when 'FRI' then 4" +
                                       "when 'MON' then 5" +

                                       "when 'MON' then @MON" +
                                       "when 'TUE' then @TUE" +
                                       "when 'WED' then @WED" +
                                       "when 'THU' then @THU" +
                                       "when 'FRI' then @FRI" +

add the following  code to set the variables and add the parameters, replace 'sqlCommand' with your SqlCommand object.

//Defalut is Friday

        int MON = 1;

        int TUE = 2;

        int WED = 3;

        int THU = 4;

        int FRI = 5;

        if (System.DateTime.Today.DayOfWeek == DayOfWeek.Monday)


            MON = 5;

            TUE = 1;

            WED = 2;

            THU = 3;

            FRI = 4;


        if (System.DateTime.Today.DayOfWeek == DayOfWeek.Tuesday)


            MON = 4;

            TUE = 5;

            WED = 1;

            THU = 2;

            FRI = 3;


        if (System.DateTime.Today.DayOfWeek == DayOfWeek.Wednesday)


            MON = 3;

            TUE = 4;

            WED = 5;

            THU = 1;

            FRI = 2;


        if (System.DateTime.Today.DayOfWeek == DayOfWeek.Thursday)


            MON = 2;

            TUE = 3;

            WED = 4;

            THU = 5;

            FRI = 1;


        SqlCommand sqlCommand = new SqlCommand();

        sqlCommand.Parameters.Add(new SqlParameter("@MON", MON));

        sqlCommand.Parameters.Add(new SqlParameter("@TUE", TUE));

        sqlCommand.Parameters.Add(new SqlParameter("@WED", WED));

        sqlCommand.Parameters.Add(new SqlParameter("@THU", THU));

        sqlCommand.Parameters.Add(new SqlParameter("@FRI", FRI));

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Many Thanks.

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