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Give NULL value a name in SQL View

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I have a view that I want to give a name to the "NULL" in the column  "Not Entered" would be the new value shown if it is "NULL"  if that makes sense...

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Surendra Nath earned 2000 total points
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You can do it as below
change your select in your query as below

SELECT top (100) <all your columns as is now except trans agency >, CASE WHEN FDC_trans_agencies.descr IS NULL THEN ' NOT ENTERED' ELSE FDC_trans_agencies.descr END as [trans agency] <followed by the where as is>

NOTE: in the above statement the statement are to be replaced with what I said including the <>....
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by:Jim Horn
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Use ISNULL

SELECT blah, blah, blah, ISNULL(column_name, 'Not Entered') as column_name
FROM your_table

COALESCE can also be used if you want to pull this off using more than one column, but for your question above ISNULL works.
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Thanks for the quick response. It worked...
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