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SQL Case Statement as Alias

Hello experts -

Is it possible to use a case statement as an alias in SQL?  I am trying to print the fiscal year as the column header but need it to dynamically change.  The following statement works on it's own

case when month(GETDATE())>6 then 'FY ' + convert(varchar(4), year(getdate())) else 'FY ' + convert(varchar(4), (year(getdate())-1)) end as Year,

but I would like to put it as the alias - like this

gifts.GiftAmount as case when month(GETDATE())>6 then 'FY ' + convert(varchar(4), year(getdate())) else 'FY ' + convert(varchar(4), (year(getdate())-1)) end,

What am I doing wrong or is what I want to do not possible?

Thank you.

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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
no, you cannot "dynamically" inside the query specify the column name.
the expressions are only to evaluate the column values.
You could perform a pivot to get the fiscal year column value as a header, but you can't use a case as an alias.
HainKurtSr. System AnalystCommented:
do that logic on your app/report not in query...
If you're not using data from the query in your case statement, the only way to do it would be to use dynamic sql (with a variable that holds the sql statement and then execute it).
lcallah93Author Commented:
That is what I have been doing - I was hoping I could accomplish it in the SQL but, alas, it is not to be.

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