cae and select together

is it possible to use CASE and select together... For example

select CASE WHEN @Spec_Desc = 'All' THEN

(SELECT     ID from TBL) ELSE .............
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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & Architect, EE Solution GuideCommented:
Sure..
You can use it like that and an example below.
Make sure that SELECT statement is enclosed in braces to work.
DECLARE @a int;
SET @a = 1;
SELECT CASE WHEN @a = 1 THEN (SELECT 'Pass') ELSE (SELECT 'Fail') END 

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RiteshShahCommented:
you can't have "SELECT" statement in CASE THEN statement. CASE THAN should be nested in SELECT.
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RiteshShahCommented:
I am sorry, disregard my previous answer, you can use select but it shouldn't return more than one value and there shouldn't be more than one column in select, you can use TOP 1 clause.
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RiteshShahCommented:
something like this:

DECLARE @a int;
SET @a = 1;
SELECT CASE WHEN @a = 1 THEN (SELECT Top 1 ID from tbl where name='anything') ELSE (SELECT 'Fail') END

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Mr_ShawAuthor Commented:
thanks
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