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hi all

i have a sql report, and in the primary select for the report i have the below case statement,

i now need to refer to this 'case' a few times but each time i have to repeat the code - can anyone advise of a better/cleaner way of doing this?
select
(case when (MPriceUom = m.StockUom) and (MPrice >= ((UnitCost/100)*10+UnitCost) or  MPrice <=(UnitCost-((UnitCost/100)*10))) then MPrice 
      when (MPriceUom <> m.StockUom) and ConvMulDiv = 'M' and ((MPrice/ConvFactAltUom) >= ((UnitCost/100)*10+UnitCost) or (MPrice/ConvFactAltUom)
		<=(UnitCost-((UnitCost/100)*10))) then MPrice/ConvFactAltUom
		when (MPriceUom <> m.StockUom) and ConvMulDiv = 'D' and ((MPrice*ConvFactAltUom) >= ((UnitCost/100)*10+UnitCost) or (MPrice*ConvFactAltUom)
		<=(UnitCost-((UnitCost/100)*10))) then MPrice*ConvFactAltUom else null end ) as price

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Question by:malraff
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by:Pratima Pharande
ID: 34914533
One thing you can do like

get the result for this computed columns in sql query and then attach this query in from for case statements.

For Example

Select (case when (MPriceUom = m.StockUom) and (MPrice >= U or  MPrice <=U1 then MPrice
      when (MPriceUom <> m.StockUom) and ConvMulDiv = 'M' and (U2 >= U or U2
            <=U1 then MPrice/ConvFactAltUom
            when (MPriceUom <> m.StockUom) and ConvMulDiv = 'D' and (U3 >= (U or U3
            <=U1 then MPrice*ConvFactAltUom else null end ) as price
From (

Select (UnitCost/100)*10+UnitCost) as U ,(UnitCost-((UnitCost/100)*10))) as U1 , as (MPrice/ConvFactAltUom) as U2 , (MPrice*ConvFactAltUom) as U3 From tablename )
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by:malraff
ID: 34914713
ok, its not really saving me code though?
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Lowfatspread earned 500 total points
ID: 34914977
well you could restructure it a bit (like this) to reduce some of the repeated terms....

and then put it in a with/cte structure so that the calculation becomes available for you to use...

(similar to a nested subquery) but you are allowed to specify your common code in a more linear fashion
whilst the dbms eventually integrates and constructs your final request...


;with Mpriced as (
select
Mprice * (case

          when (MPriceUom <> m.StockUom)
          Then Case 
               When ConvMulDiv = 'M' 
                and ((MPrice/ConvFactAltUom) >= ((UnitCost/100)*10+UnitCost) 
                       or (MPrice/ConvFactAltUom) <=(UnitCost-((UnitCost/100)*10)))
               then 1.00/ConvFactAltUom

               when ConvMulDiv = 'D'
                and ((MPrice*ConvFactAltUom) >= ((UnitCost/100)*10+UnitCost)
                      or (MPrice*ConvFactAltUom) <=(UnitCost-((UnitCost/100)*10))) 
               then ConvFactAltUom
              
               end

         when (MPrice >= ((UnitCost/100)*10+UnitCost) 
                 or  MPrice <=(UnitCost-((UnitCost/100)*10)))
         then 1
 
          end ) as price

       ,......
 
   from ....
   where ....
 )
Select m.Price
  from Mpriced as M

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by:malraff
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yes i like that idea - used cte queries a few times before but it didnt strike me  to use them here !

cheers LFS
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