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Posted on 2011-03-17
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I want to use ltrim(rtrim(degree)) instead of just degree in the query.  Is there a way that I don't have to repeat these trim syntax everywhere?  Thanks.
Update dbo.PersonDegree
	SET degree = 
	case 
		when (degree='M.D.', 'MD, CM', 'MD BS', 'MB, BCh', 'MB, BS', 'M.D./PhD.', 'MB, Ch.B.') then 'MD'
		when (degree in('B.Sc.', 'B.S.', 'B.S', 'BS(High Honors)', 'BS/MS', 'B.sc.', 'BSc')) then 'BS'
		when (degree IN('Ph. D.', 'Ph D', 'Ph.D.', 'Ph.D', 'PhD.')) then 'PhD.'
		when (degree IN('M.S.', 'Masters', 'M. Sci.')) then 'MS'
		when degree='DMD' then 'DDM'
		when degree ='Psy.D' then 'DPSY'
		when degree in('B.A', 'B.A.') then 'BA'
		when degree='B.M.S.' then 'BMS'
		when degree='D.O.' then 'DO'
		when degree='DNSC' then 'DSN'
		when degree='M.A.' then 'MA'
		when degree='M.B.B.S' then 'MD'
		when degree='MS.B' then 'MSB'
		when degree='P.A.' then 'PA'
		when degree='MSN BS' then 'MSN'
		when degree='M. Phil.' then 'MS'
		when degree in('MS Ed', 'MS Ed.') then 'MSEd'
		ELSE degree
	End

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You can use a derived table:
Update PD
set degree =
  case 
    when (tdegree='M.D.', 'MD, CM', 'MD BS', 'MB, BCh', 'MB, BS', 'M.D./PhD.', 'MB, Ch.B.') then 'MD'
    when (tdegree in('B.Sc.', 'B.S.', 'B.S', 'BS(High Honors)', 'BS/MS', 'B.sc.', 'BSc')) then 'BS'
    when (tdegree IN('Ph. D.', 'Ph D', 'Ph.D.', 'Ph.D', 'PhD.')) then 'PhD.'
    when (tdegree IN('M.S.', 'Masters', 'M. Sci.')) then 'MS'
    when tdegree='DMD' then 'DDM'
    when tdegree ='Psy.D' then 'DPSY'
    when tdegree in('B.A', 'B.A.') then 'BA'
    when tdegree='B.M.S.' then 'BMS'
    when tdegree='D.O.' then 'DO'
    when tdegree='DNSC' then 'DSN'
    when tdegree='M.A.' then 'MA'
    when tdegree='M.B.B.S' then 'MD'
    when tdegree='MS.B' then 'MSB'
    when tdegree='P.A.' then 'PA'
    when tdegree='MSN BS' then 'MSN'
    when tdegree='M. Phil.' then 'MS'
    when tdegree in('MS Ed', 'MS Ed.') then 'MSEd'
    ELSE tdegree
  End
from (select *, ltrim(rtrim(degree)) as tdegree from dbo.PersonDegree) PD

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by:lapucca
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Cool!  Thanks.
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