SQL View Syntax

I have a field called DocumentType (Char(1)). There are 3 possible entries. e.g. 'A' or 'B' or 'C'

I want a view that explains the codes e.g. if the data is 'A' then I want to display 'Standard Order', if the data is 'B' then 'Billing' etc.

Does anyone know the syntax?
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Lee SavidgeCommented:
create view myView
as
select DocumentType
      case DocumentType
           when 'A' then 'Standard Order'
           when 'B' then 'Billing'
           else 'Other'
       end as DocumentTypeExplanation
from myTable

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HKFueyAuthor Commented:
Hi lsavidge

I get "Error in SELECT clause: expression near 'CASE'.
Unable to parse query text."
With that syntax
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Lee SavidgeCommented:
Missed a comma

create view myView
as
select DocumentType,
      case DocumentType
           when 'A' then 'Standard Order'
           when 'B' then 'Billing'
           else 'Other'
       end as DocumentTypeExplanation
from myTable

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HKFueyAuthor Commented:
Thanks for super quick response!
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Lee SavidgeCommented:
My pleasure. Glad to help :)
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