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Checking conditions in Sybase Stored Procedure

Posted on 2012-04-02
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Hi Experts...
I have around 52 values among which are half of them are of type int and the other half are float.
I need to check whether all the integer values are 0 and all the float values are 0.0 which in this case i need to update the 52 columns as null.
How can i easily check this condition.
Is the syntax just to compare as follows: if( val==0 && val2==0.0....and so on).
Is ther an efficient way to do the same.
Can anyone give syntax for the same.
Please help...
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Question by:gaugeta
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by:Jan Franek
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The syntax is

IF @val1 = 0 and @val2 = 0.0 ...

or you can just add up absolute values and then check the sum

IF ( abs(@val1) + abs(@val2) + .... ) = 0.0
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by:gaugeta
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@Jan_Franek:Thanks for the reply.
I need to do this check before updating about 5 million records.
How much time consuming is this process.
Will it increase overall execution time.
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by:Jan Franek
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What exactly are you going to check ? Values in database table (5 million times 52 values) ? Or just stored procedure parameters (1 times 52 values) ?
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by:gaugeta
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@Jan_Franek:Thanks for the reply.
I am going to check  values sent to the stored procedure.
Since there are 5 million records I'll have to call the stored procedure  (5 million times 52 values).
Please help...
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Jan Franek earned 2000 total points
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Check of the stored procedure parameters is quick. Definitely much quicker then following update. However, calling this procedure 5 million times will take some time. Probably quite a lot of time.

What are you trying to accomplish ? Are you sure, that you need stored procedure ? If you can do it using set based operations (like update), it will be very probably much quicker.

Something like this:

update your_table
set val1 = null, val2 = null ...
where val1 = 0 and val2 = 0.0 and ...
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