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HOw to use a dynamic filed value in a Select Case statement?

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Instead of using many if/else statements I thought I'd use Select Case Statements.
But the variable I'm trying to use is from a database field and I can't get the two working.
This is what I have.

 <%
Select Case (RS_Event.Fields.Item("location").Value)
Case "A"
   result = "Alpha Station"
Case "D"
   result = "Delta Station"
Case "AA"
   result = "All Stations"
End Select
%>
      
What am I doing wrong?
Thank you in advance.
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Question by:colonelblue
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by:Martin Liss
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That should work as long as RS_Event.Fields.Item("location").Value is "A", etc. Have you checked to make sure it is?
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by:whosbetterthanme
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1. Can you provide more codde to look at?
2. Are you sure there is a value in the field you are testing?


How about writing the value on each iteration to see if you are getting anything:

 <%
Response.Write(RS_Event.Fields.Item("location").Value & "<br>" & vbCrLf)

Select Case (RS_Event.Fields.Item("location").Value)
Case "A"
   result = "Alpha Station"
Case "D"
   result = "Delta Station"
Case "AA"
   result = "All Stations"
End Select
%>
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by:colonelblue
ID: 37798497
Hey guys thanks for the reply.
This one's got me scratching my head.

OK here's my code but how does it link together?

Location can only be one of three values, A, W, or BO.

It is a loop going through a table.
AT the moment the values, just show as A, W, or BO.
But I'd like A to show up as Alpha Station,
D as Delta Station, etc..
I can do it with if/else statements but thought a Select Case might make it simpler.


 <% 
While ((Repeat1__numRows <> 0) AND (NOT RS_Events.EOF)) 
%>
<%
<%=(RS_Events.Fields.Item("Event").Value)%><br>
<%=(RS_Events.Fields.Item("Date").Value)%>
<%
Select Case (RS_Events.Fields.Item("location").Value)
Case "A"
   result = "North/South Building"
Case W
   result = "West Building"
Case BO
   result = "Both Buildings"
End Select
%> 
<% 
  Repeat1__index=Repeat1__index+1
  Repeat1__numRows=Repeat1__numRows-1
  RS_Events.MoveNext()
Wend
%>

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Martin Liss earned 999 total points
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What do you do with the 'result' variable that's in your Select case statement?
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by:colonelblue
ID: 37798536
I don't know.
How do I response write a Select Case statement named after the filed it is getting the variable from?

That is the conundrum to me.
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by:colonelblue
ID: 37798625
I figured it out.
Thanks for the help.

<%
building = (RS_Events.Fields.Item("location").Value)
Select Case building
Case "A"
   response.write("Alpha Station")
Case "D"
   response.write("Delta Station")
Case "AA"
  response.write("All Stations")
Case Else
  response.write("Not Specified")
End Select
%> 

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