SQL Update Statement with 'If' condition

I've created an update statement in MS Access as follows:

     UPDATE myTable SET myDateColumn = IIf(1=1, Null, Now());

which works, setting myDateColumn to Null. If I change the expression in the 'IIf' statement to 1=2 then the column updates to todays date.

I need to re-write this statement for use in a vb.net application.

Can someone provide the correct syntax?
Tim313Asked:
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Kyle AbrahamsSenior .Net DeveloperCommented:
UPDATE myTable SET myDateColumn = case when 1=1 then  Null else getdate() end
ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
See IIF() (SQL Server 2012+):

UPDATE  myTable
SET     myDateColumn = IIF(1 = 1, NULL, GETDATE());

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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
What do you mean by, "...for use in a vb.net application." Are you looking for the VB.NET equivalent of an IIF, or are you saying you want to invoke that query from VB.NET...or something else?
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Tim313Author Commented:
I'm looking for the VB.NET equivalent of an IIF.
Kyle AbrahamsSenior .Net DeveloperCommented:
as long as you're using 2008 or above you should be able to call just if:
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb513985.aspx

if (1=1, Nothing, DateTime.Now)

however if you're executing it against a database you would use the SQL version I posted with the case statement.
Tim313Author Commented:
I found the answer:

UPDATE tblSalesOrderTracking SET DueDate = IIf(1=1, " & "NULL" & ", #" & Now.ToShortDateString & "#)

Changes 'DueDate' from Null to todays date based on expression in IIf statement.

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ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
Nope. Now.ToShortDateString depends on the locals, while an fixed format (en-US) works always.
Tim313Author Commented:
Found the solution myself.
ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
Caveat: Your solution depends on the locales used by the application. Use an explicit format.
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