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Dividing Product Categories into Departments

Posted on 2014-04-15
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I am trying to divide product Categories into different departments.  For Example
prod_cat_desc ='100b' which should be department 2nd Floor Standard.  Here is the code I have but it doesn't like the name 2nd floor Standard..  

case when prod_cat_desc = '100b' or prod_cat_desc ='100c' or prod_cat_desc ='100d' or prod_cat_desc ='100e' or prod_cat_desc ='100f' or prod_cat_desc ='100m' then 1 else 0 end as Department

What am I doing wrong?
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Question by:sharris_glascol
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by:Dan Craciun
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Can you post the full query? I see no mention of "2nd floor standard"
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by:sharris_glascol
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2nd floor standard is the name I want to give to all of those items if Prod_cat = each of those..

select ord_no,
line_no,
item_no,
CONVERT(dateTime, CONVERT(char(10), promise_dt, 101)) AS 'Promised Date',
CONVERT(dateTime, CONVERT(char(10), shipped_dt, 101)) AS 'Shipped Date',
imc.prod_cat_desc,
case when promise_dt = shipped_dt then 1 else 0 end as ontime,
case when promise_dt > shipped_dt then 1 else 0 end as early,
case when shipped_dt > promise_dt then 1 else 0 end as late,
case when prod_cat_desc = '100b' or prod_cat_desc ='100c' or prod_cat_desc ='100d' or prod_cat_desc ='100e' or prod_cat_desc ='100f' or prod_cat_desc ='100m' then 1 else 0 end as Department
from oelinhst_sql
join imcatfil_sql AS imc ON oelinhst_sql.prod_cat = imc.prod_cat
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by:Dan Craciun
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You mean you want to replace 'Department' with '2nd Floor Standard' or 1 with '2nd Floor Standard'?
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by:sharris_glascol
ID: 40001927
want to replace under department where it says 1 with 2nd Floor Standard
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by:Dan Craciun
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Have you tried:
CASE
    WHEN prod_cat_desc = '100b' 
        OR prod_cat_desc = '100c' 
        OR prod_cat_desc = '100d' 
        OR prod_cat_desc = '100e' 
        OR prod_cat_desc = '100f' 
        OR prod_cat_desc = '100m' 
    THEN '2nd Floor Standard' 
    ELSE  '0' 
END 
AS Department

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by:sharris_glascol
ID: 40001937
yes getting this error message:

Msg 245, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Conversion failed when converting the varchar value '2nd Floor Standard' to data type int.
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Dan Craciun earned 2000 total points
ID: 40001940
And you put '0', not just 0? Cause if one of the values is int it will try to convert the other too.
If both are strings it should work.

If not, post some sample data so I can play with it here.
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by:sharris_glascol
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thanks
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by:Dan Craciun
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Glad I could help!
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by:YZlat
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Did you put single quotes around 0?
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by:bbao
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better post the whole SQL statement rather than the above field assigment.

BTW, the comparison on prod_cat_desc is a bit complex and hard coded. you may consider putting all possible values of prod_cat_desc in to a table, then use a SELECT statement to determine whether the prod_cat_desc is the scope. using this way, you no need to modify source code if the candidate values are changed.
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by:sharris_glascol
ID: 40001966
yes what if I want to do something similar after the else 0??

case when prod_cat_desc = '100b' or prod_cat_desc ='100c' or prod_cat_desc ='100d' or prod_cat_desc ='100e' or prod_cat_desc ='100f' or prod_cat_desc ='100m' then '2nd Floor Standard' else case when prod_cat_desc = '099a' or prod_cat_desc = '104a' or prod_cat_desc = '103a' or prod_cat_desc = '105a' or prod_cat_desc = '107a' or prod_cat_desc = '109a' or prod_cat_desc = '108a' then 'EM Standard' else '0' end AS Department

now I am getting an error the AS is
Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'AS'
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by:Dan Craciun
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You're missing an END
CASE 
	WHEN prod_cat_desc = '100b' OR prod_cat_desc ='100c' OR prod_cat_desc ='100d' OR prod_cat_desc ='100e' OR prod_cat_desc ='100f' OR prod_cat_desc ='100m' 
	THEN '2nd Floor Standard' 
	ELSE 
		CASE WHEN prod_cat_desc = '099a' OR prod_cat_desc = '104a' OR prod_cat_desc = '103a' OR prod_cat_desc = '105a' OR prod_cat_desc = '107a' OR prod_cat_desc = '109a' OR prod_cat_desc = '108a' 
			THEN 'EM Standard' 
			ELSE '0' 
		END
END 
AS Department

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