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multiple SELECT statements in a function

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Hi,

I was wondering if it is possible to put multiple SELECT statements in a function.  What I want to do is to do something like this:

SELECT F1, F2, Fn('p1'), Fn('p2')
FROM table

Inside the function, different SELECT statements will be executed based on the parameter.  thanks
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by:Ryan Chong
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do you mean to create a table valued function?

Table-Valued User-Defined Functions
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms191165(v=sql.105).aspx

or for Fn and Fn you can define them as a normal Function in MS SQL

CREATE FUNCTION (Transact-SQL)
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms186755.aspx
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by:mcrmg
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I want to see if it is possible to do this

BEGIN  
	DECLARE @LookupValue varchar(20)
	SET @LookupValue = ''
	
	SELECT @LookupValue = 
	CASE
	WHEN @input = 'abc' THEN

			SELECT @LookupValue = 
								case f1
									when '1' then 'yes'
									when '2' then 'no'   end

					FROM table
					where id = 123
	WHEN @input = 'xyz' THEN

			SELECT @LookupValue = 
								case f2
									when '1' then 'open'
									when '2' then 'close'   end

					FROM table
					where id = 123
	END 








     RETURN @LookupValue
end;
go

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Scott Pletcher earned 500 total points
ID: 41822117
Yes, you can.  But, for efficiency, avoid using a local variable unless absolutely required:

CREATE FUNCTION function_name (
    @input varchar(10)
)
RETURNS varchar
AS
BEGIN
RETURN (
    SELECT CASE @input
        WHEN 'abc' THEN (
            SELECT case id when '1' then 'yes'
                                       when '2' then 'no' end
            FROM table_name
            WHERE id = 123
                  )
            WHEN 'xyz' THEN (
            SELECT case id when '1' then 'yes'
                                       when '2' then 'no' end
            FROM table_name
            WHERE id = 123
                  )
            END AS result
)
END /*FUNCTION*/
GO
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by:mcrmg
ID: 41822130
It works.  Thank you very much.
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