Easy SQL Select Question (I think)

Posted on 2013-06-18
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Last Modified: 2013-06-20

I am trying to write an insert query that will look at a table (table1) and insert values into a new table (Table2) based on that original table (Table1).     In table1 I want to look at the BLF_Election field and if it is a 1 I want to put the letters BLF into a field in table 2, if it is not a 1 I want to put nothing.

This seems like it would be pretty simple. and  I tried this code

IF(table1.BLF_Election =  1) , BLF, '')

However that didn't seem to work.   Can anyone assist?
Question by:Earl Kelly
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Surendra Nath earned 2000 total points
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try the psuedo code below

insert into Table2
SELECT CASE WHEN BLF_Election =  1 THEN 'BLF' ELSE '' END as Column1
FROM Table1

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you have to replace the Table1 and Table2 with the correct tables and the Column1 should be the correct column name in the Table2.
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Can you provide some sample data and structures for table1 and table2 and what you would expect as results?

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by:Earl Kelly
ID: 39262494
This worked perfectly....thank you so much

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