Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Anyway to simplified my query trim function?

Posted on 2011-03-17
2
Medium Priority
?
310 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
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

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:lapucca
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 71

Accepted Solution

by:
Qlemo earned 2000 total points
ID: 35158538
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

Open in new window

0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:lapucca
ID: 35158667
Cool!  Thanks.
0

Featured Post

Migrating Your Company's PCs

To keep pace with competitors, businesses must keep employees productive, and that means providing them with the latest technology. This document provides the tips and tricks you need to help you migrate an outdated PC fleet to new desktops, laptops, and tablets.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

'Between' is such a common word we rarely think about it but in SQL it has a very specific definition we should be aware of. While most database vendors will have their own unique phrases to describe it (see references at end) the concept in common …
This article describes how to use the timestamp of existing data in a database to allow Tableau to calculate the prior work day instead of relying on case statements or if statements to calculate the days of the week.
This course is ideal for IT System Administrators working with VMware vSphere and its associated products in their company infrastructure. This course teaches you how to install and maintain this virtualization technology to store data, prevent vuln…
In this video, Percona Director of Solution Engineering Jon Tobin discusses the function and features of Percona Server for MongoDB. How Percona can help Percona can help you determine if Percona Server for MongoDB is the right solution for …

722 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question