SQL - How to concatenate a string with condition

I have a table tbl1

Name | account code | Type  | detail
-----------------------------------------------------------------
P1       | 12345              | Open | detail1
P2       | 12341              | Close |

I would like to do a Select that will selectively concatenate the information into a description if the information is available.
e.g

for first record
P1 - 12345 - Open (detail1)
but for second record, no detail being concatenated since it is not available.
P1 - 12341 - Close


How will I do that?
tommym121Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

lcohanDatabase AnalystCommented:
It would be something like:


select
      case when [type] = 'closed'
                  then (select Name+account+code+[TYPE])
                  else (select Name+account+code+[TYPE]+detail)
             end as col1
from tbl1
0
lcohanDatabase AnalystCommented:
OK - added the dashes and cast in case account column is numeric:


select
      case when [type] = 'closed'
                  then (select Name+'-'+cast(account as sysname)+'-'+code+'-'+[TYPE])
                  else (select Name+'-'+cast(account as sysname)+'-'+code+'-'+[TYPE]+'-'+detail)
             end as col1
from tbl1
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
lcohanDatabase AnalystCommented:
Darn..."close" not closed so once again - sorry:


select
      case when [type] = 'close'
                  then (select Name+'-'+cast(account as sysname)+'-'+code+'-'+[TYPE])
                  else (select Name+'-'+cast(account as sysname)+'-'+code+'-'+[TYPE]+'-'+detail)
             end as col1
from tbl1
0
tommym121Author Commented:
Thanks
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft SQL Server

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.