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I want to have a script in the procedure to quickly get the version number from the Version table below by inputing the value number, and execute corresponding module:

If version is "1.1" THEN run module 1
If Version is "1.2" THEN run module 2

Table Version:
Value  Version
1      1.1
2      2.0

Thanks a lot.
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Hi.

First, if you have not created a procedure before, here is the reference:
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/create-procedure.html

Then you can get version into a variable like so:

DECLARE version_variable VARCHAR(10);
SELECT `Version` 
INTO version_variable
FROM `Version`
WHERE `Value` = value_variable;

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Using that variable, the structure of IF statement could look like this:
IF (condition 1) THEN
   -- do one thing
ELSEIF (condition 2)
   -- do something else
ELSE
   -- do something as default
END IF;

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Let's see if you can put together what you need from that. You can post back if you have any difficulties, but this way you should get a better understanding.

Hope that helps.

Kevin
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