add a case statement to three existing columns. Else do substring

Posted on 2013-11-15
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Last Modified: 2013-11-15
select column1 from table1

if column1='bob', write 'bob evans'

select case column1 when 'bob' then 'bob evans' else column1 end as MyColumn
from table1

How to add this new case statement to this existing query
select substring(profile_id,1,3),substring(sender,1,3),message_id, substring(this_user,1,3)

where 'bob' can be profile_id, sender, this_user

NOTE: I want 'bob evans' else three letters of column name
Do not do substring if 'bob evans'
Question by:rgb192
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mankowitz earned 2000 total points
ID: 39651161
   case profile_id when 'bob' then 'bob evans' else substring(profile_id,1,3) end,
   case sender when 'bob' then 'bob evans' else substring(sender,1,3) end,
   case this_user when 'bob' then 'bob evans' else substring(this_user,1,3) end

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39651917
Thanks for the query

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