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Case Statement to return multiple columns


Case Statement to return multiple columns

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Hi all

am trying to write a case statement an that currently returns one column. Is there any way that it could return multiple columns.

for e.g.

case when <condition> then (Select substring(column, 1, 3)) as Col1, (Select substring(column, 4, 2)) as Col2 
else '' end



Can some one please help. It feels like it's not possible unless I write multiple case statements, but just wanted to check.

Thanks
vani
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vani_r14 (9/23/2013)
Hi all

am trying to write a case statement an that currently returns one column. Is there any way that it could return multiple columns.

for e.g.

case when <condition> then (Select substring(column, 1, 3)) as Col1, (Select substring(column, 4, 2)) as Col2 
else '' end



Can some one please help. It feels like it's not possible unless I write multiple case statements, but just wanted to check.

Thanks
vani


No you can't do that. A case expression is used to help decide the value for a column. Also you don't need subselects inside like that.

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Thank you Sean. I thought so. :-)

Cheers
Vani
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