Need help with CASE statement

Posted on 2010-01-06
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Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I have read CASE syntax, but I am still confuse.  I want to write a CASE base on targetID as follow:

targetID = 1
FabricToSend="1 yard"

targetID = 2
FabricToSend = "2 yard"

i have no clue on how to start. :(  
can someone guide me?

Question by:aspnewbie09
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Accepted Solution

Aneesh Retnakaran earned 375 total points
ID: 26191784
SELECT FabricToSend = CASE (TargetID) when 1 then '1 yard' when 2 then '2 Yard' else null end


SELECT  FabricToSend =  = CAST (TargetID as varchar)+ ' yard'
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Expert Comment

ID: 26191847
The latter needs to be
SELECT  FabricToSend = CAST (TargetID as varchar)+ ' yard'
of course (single equal sign).
And CASE works without those parens, they are not needed.
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Expert Comment

ID: 26191868
SELECT CASE WHEN targetID = 1 THEN '1 yard'
                  WHEN targetID = 2 THEN '2 yard'
                  ELSE ''
            END AS FabricToSend

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31673548
instruction not accurate.

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