Conditional Stored procedures

I am looking for a way to insert data into a table but if there is already a record there with the same employeeid or userid, I want it to be an update.  How would I do this in a stored procedure?  Thank you for your help ahead of time.
VBBRettAsked:
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Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
something like this

USE [EmployeeS2]
GO
/****** Object:  StoredProcedure [dbo].[EmployeeS2Answers]    Script Date: 06/30/2009 11:48:16 ******/
SET ANSI_NULLS ON
GO
SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON
GO
-- =============================================
-- Author:		<Me>
-- Create date: <06/25/09>
-- Description:	<This procedure enters question 
--information into EmployeeS2 Table in the
-- Employee database
-- =============================================
ALTER PROCEDURE [dbo].[EmployeeScreeningAnswers]
		@EmployeeId		int,
		@Question1		bit,
		@Question2		bit,
		@Question3		bit,
		@Question4		bit,
		@Question5		bit,
		@Question6		bit,	
		@Question7		bit,
		@Question8		bit,
		@Question9		bit,
		@Question10		bit,
		@Question11		bit,
		@Question12		bit,
		@Question13		bit,
		@Question14		bit,
		@Question15		bit,	
		@Question16		bit,		
		@LastUpdate		datetime,
		@LastUpdateBy	nvarchar
			
AS
BEGIN
SET NOCOUNT 
INSERT INTO [dbo].[EmployeeS2](EmployeeId, Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, Q5, Q6, Q7, Q8, Q9,
				Q10, Q11, Q12, Q13, Q14, Q15, Q16, LastUpdate, LastUpdateBy)
SELECT @EmployeeId, @Question1, @Question2, @Question3, @Question4, @Question5, @Question6,
		@Question7, @Question8, @Question9, @Question10, @Question11, @Question12, @Question13, 
		@Question14, @Question15, @Question16, @LastUpdate, @LastUpdateBy
WHERE NOT EXISTS (SELECT 1 FROM [dbo].[EmployeeS2] WHERE EmployeeID = @EmployeeId )
IF @@ROWCOUNT = 0 
	UPDATE [dbo].[EmployeeS2]
	SET Q1 = @Question1, 
	    Q2 = @Question2,...
	EmployeeID = @EmployeeId		
 
END 

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Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:

create procedure testSp
@EmployeeID int
AS
BEGIN
SET NOCOUNT ON
INSERT INTO urTable  (EmployeeID)
SELECT @EmployeeID
WHERE NOT EXISTS (SELECT 1 FROM urTable WHERE EmployeeID = @EmployeeID )
IF @@ROWCOUNT = 0
  UPDATE urTable
 SET ColumnName = Value
 WHERE EmployeeID = @EmployeeID
END
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
here you have a comparison of the 2 possible methods:
http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/mladenp/archive/2007/07/30/60273.aspx

I usually go with the  UPDATE + INSERT, and not with the EXISTS method...
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VBBRettAuthor Commented:
angelll, can you give me an example of the update + insert conditional statement?
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
you did not look into the link, did you?
the code is there.
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VBBRettAuthor Commented:
Here is my insert statement.  How would I change this to a conditional insert statement, or update if there is a record?  See the code below:  Thanks!
USE [EmployeeS2]
GO
/****** Object:  StoredProcedure [dbo].[EmployeeS2Answers]    Script Date: 06/30/2009 11:48:16 ******/
SET ANSI_NULLS ON
GO
SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON
GO
-- =============================================
-- Author:		<Me>
-- Create date: <06/25/09>
-- Description:	<This procedure enters question 
--information into EmployeeS2 Table in the
-- Employee database
-- =============================================
ALTER PROCEDURE [dbo].[EmployeeScreeningAnswers]
		@EmployeeId		int,
		@Question1		bit,
		@Question2		bit,
		@Question3		bit,
		@Question4		bit,
		@Question5		bit,
		@Question6		bit,	
		@Question7		bit,
		@Question8		bit,
		@Question9		bit,
		@Question10		bit,
		@Question11		bit,
		@Question12		bit,
		@Question13		bit,
		@Question14		bit,
		@Question15		bit,	
		@Question16		bit,		
		@LastUpdate		datetime,
		@LastUpdateBy	nvarchar
			
AS
BEGIN
 
	INSERT INTO [dbo].[EmployeeS2](EmployeeId, Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, Q5, Q6, Q7, Q8, Q9,
Q10, Q11, Q12, Q13, Q14, Q15, Q16, LastUpdate, LastUpdateBy)
VALUES (@EmployeeId, @Question1, @Question2, @Question3, @Question4, @Question5, @Question6,
@Question7, @Question8, @Question9, @Question10, @Question11, @Question12, @Question13, 
@Question14, @Question15, @Question16, @LastUpdate, @LastUpdateBy)
 
END

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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
presuming employeeid is the primary key...
ALTER PROCEDURE [dbo].[EmployeeScreeningAnswers]
		@EmployeeId		int,
		@Question1		bit,
		@Question2		bit,
		@Question3		bit,
		@Question4		bit,
		@Question5		bit,
		@Question6		bit,	
		@Question7		bit,
		@Question8		bit,
		@Question9		bit,
		@Question10		bit,
		@Question11		bit,
		@Question12		bit,
		@Question13		bit,
		@Question14		bit,
		@Question15		bit,	
		@Question16		bit,		
		@LastUpdate		datetime,
		@LastUpdateBy	nvarchar
			
AS
BEGIN
UPDATE [dbo].[EmployeeS2]
     SET Question1 = @Question1
       , Question2 = @Question2
       ... etc ...
  WHERE EmployeeId = @EmployeeId
IF @@ROWCOUNT = 0
BEGIN 
	INSERT INTO [dbo].[EmployeeS2](EmployeeId, Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, Q5, Q6, Q7, Q8, Q9,
Q10, Q11, Q12, Q13, Q14, Q15, Q16, LastUpdate, LastUpdateBy)
VALUES (@EmployeeId, @Question1, @Question2, @Question3, @Question4, @Question5, @Question6,
@Question7, @Question8, @Question9, @Question10, @Question11, @Question12, @Question13, 
@Question14, @Question15, @Question16, @LastUpdate, @LastUpdateBy)
END
END

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