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I want to check a parameter's length of text with a case statement, what is wrong with this?

CASE @pname WHEN (dbo.length(@pname) > 0) THEN ('arc.contact_name LIKE ''' + @pname + '%'' AND ') ELSE '' END

getting an error about the >
Incorrect syntax near '>'.

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by:Asim Nazir
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No need of dbo.length instead use Len((@pname)
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 2000 total points
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this should do:
CASE WHEN (dbo.length(@pname) > 0) THEN ('arc.contact_name LIKE ''' + @pname + '%'' AND ') ELSE '' END

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by:Asim Nazir
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You can also go this way:

IF(Len(@pname) > 0)
            select 'arc.contact_name LIKE ''' + @pname + '%'' AND '
      ELSE
            select ''
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