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Hi:

I have two joined tabled - Courses and Enrollments structured as follows:

Courses
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Id
Name

Enrollments
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Id
CourseId
Name
Instance
Date

I would like to go through the Enrollments table and create/change the name so that if the instance of the enrollment is greater than 0 (the student has taken the course more than once), the Name of the Enrollment would be the Course Name plus the Year and Month the student took the course.  For example, if the student took a second instance of Algebra this month, and the instance field was marked as 1, the Name of the Enrollment for that record would be 'Algebra 2013-11'

I'm having a problem wrapping my head around this.  Any help greatly appreciated.

RBS
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by:Kyle Abrahams
ID: 39630576
update e
set e.Name = c.Name + ' ' + cast(year(e.date) as varchar(4)) + '-' + cast(month(e.date) as varchar(4))
from
Enrollments e
join Courses c on e.CourseId = c.Id
where instance > 0
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by:RBS
ID: 39630637
Great - thanks - just one question - I need the course name transferred with no date suffix where instance <1
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Kyle Abrahams earned 2000 total points
ID: 39630658
you can do that using this:

update e

set e.Name =
case when instance > 0 then c.Name + ' ' + cast(year(e.date) as varchar(4)) + '-' + cast(month(e.date) as varchar(4))
else C.NAME end
from
Enrollments e
join Courses c on e.CourseId = c.Id
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by:RBS
ID: 39630665
Thanks ged325!
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