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Return a result if Query brings back nothing

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Last Modified: 2012-05-09
Hi Everyone,

I have a query that I am running that I would like to understand how to return a result if the query brings back nothing.

At the moment it looks like this ...

SELECT ISNULL(MilestoneDate,GETDATE())
FROM WF_Milestones
WHERE EFOLDERID = '123456'AND ID = ('123' - 1)

What I am doing here is querying the ID column from the previous record to bring back a date, if this has null in the date column then it brings back the current date. This works as I want it to.

However if the record I am querying is the first in the table or recordset, then it does not return anything. How can I make sure it always brings back a result, preferably the current date?

Thanks in advance everyone!

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