data extraction !!


I am extracting some data from the database.
Theses are four fields i.e. 1,2,3,4 which should have a value+unit as shown below.the fifth field i,e. 5 carries just the unit.

I want that if the fields are blank it should not report anything. In this case it reports a unit.
And if the field has a value it should report the value as well as the unit.

How to do it?

1.  value field||'~'||unit field ||','||
 2.   value field  ||'~'||unit field ||','||
   3. value field  ||'~'||unit field ||','||
   4. value field ||'~'||unit field ||','||
   5. unit field||','||
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valuefield1 + '~' + unitfield1 + ',' +
valuefield2 + '~' + unitfield2 + ',' +
valuefield3 + '~' + unitfield3 + ',' +
valuefield4 + '~' + unitfield4 + ',' +
valuefield5 + ',' as OneBigField

from yourtable

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dsackerContract ERP Admin/ConsultantCommented:
You are using the Oracle concatenation "||" rather than the MS SQL one "+".

Are you sure this post belongs in MS SQL Server?
Sorry, I forgot to test the null values. Here:


iif(valuefield1 is null, unitfield1, valuefield1 + '~' + unitfield1) + ',' +
iif(valuefield2 is null, unitfield2, valuefield2 + '~' + unitfield2) + ',' +
iif(valuefield3 is null, unitfield3, valuefield3 + '~' + unitfield3) + ',' +
iif(valuefield4 is null, unitfield4, valuefield4 + '~' + unitfield4) + ',' +
unitfield5 + ',' as OneBigField

from yourtable

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