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Posted on 2014-04-25
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Hi Experts,
<%=rs("EmpStatus")%> can display 3 values on my page:
A
I
T
These stand for Active, Inactive, and Terminated.
How could I display the actual words instead of the abbreviation with the help of an If statement?
Thank you for your help.
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Question by:romsom
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by:Big Monty
ID: 40023847
i would use a select statement:

select case rs("EmpStatus")
    case "A"    Response.Write "Active"
    case "I"     Response.Write "Inactive"
    case "T"    Response.Write "Terminated"
end select

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Big Monty earned 2000 total points
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if you prefer IF statements, you would do the following:

if rs("EmpStatus") = "A" then
    Response.Write "Active"
elseif rs("EmpStatus") = "I" then
    Response.Write "Inactive"
elseif rs("EmpStatus") = "T" then
    Response.Write "Terminated"
end if

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by:romsom
ID: 40023853
Thank you very much, it's perfect. Both solutions worked.
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by:Dave Baldwin
ID: 40023857
You might want to put the code earlier in the page and leave a simple result inline.
If rs("EmpStatus") = 'A' Then reEmpstatus = "Active"
If rs("EmpStatus") = 'I' Then reEmpstatus = "Inactive"
If rs("EmpStatus") = 'T' Then reEmpstatus = "Terminated"

Then later you would use..
<%=rsEmpStatus%> 

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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
ID: 40024772
Big Monty is faster at answering but this is a great alternative.  No if/then and you can easily reuse.  

  
' place towards the top of your page
<%
Dim iStatus
Set iStatus=Server.CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")
iStatus.Add "A","Active"
iStatus.Add "I","Inactive"
iStatus.Add "T","Terminated"
%>
<ul>
<%
do until rs.eof
   ' Where you need it in your page
   'Response.Write "This should print out Active: " & iStatus.Item("A")
    response.write "<li>Status:"&iStatusItem(rs("EmpStatus"))&"</li>"
rs.move.next
loop
%>
</ul>

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For more info on the dictionary object http://www.w3schools.com/asp/asp_ref_dictionary.asp
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by:romsom
ID: 40026534
Thank you very much all of you.
Padas, I like your alternative; I will use it in the future.
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