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  • Xbasic Case

    Hi Everyone
    I have a SQL select statement that uses a CASE for fetching back the correct data.. however I don't seem to be able to get the same statement working in Xbasic.. I can't see to fathom out the Case statement in Xbasic

    The SQL IS
    Select profileID, firstname, lastname, prefix,
    when Phonetype1 = 'MOBILE' then Phonenumber1
    when Phonetype2 = 'MOBILE' then Phonenumber2
    when Phonetype3 = 'MOBILE' then Phonenumber3
    else '' END ) AS MOBILE ,
    from profiles where accounttype = 0 and profileid = 107

    is anyone able to help me please with the correct synyax for this in Xbasic

    thanks in advance


  • #2
    If you meant the built-in "Portable SQL", you need to use IF()

    Select profileID, firstname, lastname, prefix,
    if(Phonetype1 = 'MOBILE', Phonenumber1, if(Phonetype2 = 'MOBILE', Phonenumber2, if(Phonetype3 = 'MOBILE',Phonenumber3,''))) AS MOBILE ,
    from profiles where accounttype = 0 and profileid = 107


    • #3
      Many thanks that is working perfectly now.

      if I dim the sql command as usual i.e. all in one line it works great but I place it inside <<%txt% then it doesnt seem to run ?

      dim sql as c = <<%txt%
      "Select profileID, firstname, lastname, prefix,
      if(Phonetype1 = 'MOBILE', Phonenumber1,
      if(Phonetype2 = 'MOBILE', Phonenumber2,
      if(Phonetype3 = 'MOBILE',Phonenumber3,''))) AS MOBILE
      from profiles where accounttype = 0 and profileid = :profileid"


      Would you have any idea why that might be ?




      • #4
        Try splitting the first two lines

        dim sql as C
        sql = <<%txt%...

        and if you use the
        <<%txt% ... %txt%
        you don't need the double quotes around your query.


        • #5
          I would simply turn portableSQL off ( cn..PortableSQLEnabled = .f.)
          This has the extra benefit of allowing you to use any sql UDFs you may have created.
 is a great site to test and share sql code


          • #6
            After looking closer at your original post, you have a comma at the end of the line before your from statement that is messing things up.
            Hopefully the image below explains everything.

   is a great site to test and share sql code