t-sql query

Hi experts,

I'm using sql server 2008 R2.

I have a query where in the WHERE clause I have the following if statements.

SELECT * 
FROM MyTaBLE h, MyOtherTable d
WHERE
          If (@Region <> '0')
              begin
                     h.Region in (RTrim(@Region)) AND
              end
          If (@EmployeeSocial <> '')
              begin
                     h.EmployeeSocial = @EmployeeSocial AND
            end
      h.Region = d.Region

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Is there a better way to write the if statements that are in my WHERE clause without using if statements?

FYI, my parameters are of these datatypes:

@Region varchar(800), @EmployeeSocial char(9)
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maqskywalkerAsked:
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Anthony PerkinsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Something like this perhaps:
SELECT  *
FROM    MyTaBLE h
        INNER JOIN MyOtherTable d ON h.Region = d.Region
WHERE   (@Region <> '0' AND h.Region = RTRIM(@Region))
        AND (@EmployeeSocial <> '' AND h.EmployeeSocial = @EmployeeSocial)

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Anthony PerkinsCommented:
Incidentally you should not need to do a RTRIM() .  Typically the following are always true:
'Anthony' = 'Anthony       '

If you are bound and determined to use RTIM() than do this:
SET @Region = RTRIM(@Region)
SELECT  *
FROM    MyTaBLE h
        INNER JOIN MyOtherTable d ON h.Region = d.Region
WHERE   (@Region <> '0' AND h.Region = @Region)
        AND (@EmployeeSocial <> '' AND h.EmployeeSocial = @EmployeeSocial)

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