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Re: Select case

From: "Chad Thompson" <chad(at)weblinkservices(dot)com>
To: "Doug Gorley" <douggorley(at)shaw(dot)ca>
Cc: "pgsql-novice" <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Select case
Date: 2002-10-25 19:21:11
Message-ID: 100701c27c5b$ae87aab0$32021aac@chad (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-novice
Perfect!.   Thanks for the clarification.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Gorley" <douggorley(at)shaw(dot)ca>
To: "Chad Thompson" <chad(at)weblinkservices(dot)com>
Cc: "pgsql-novice" <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Sent: Friday, October 25, 2002 1:04 PM
Subject: Re: [NOVICE] Select case

select case field
       when 'Stuff' then 'Junk'
       when 'Crap'  then 'Darn'
from table

That'd ought to do what you want.

On Fri, 2002-10-25 at 11:59, Chad Thompson wrote:
> I want to be able to change the results that are output from a query like
> select field
> from table
> if field = 'Stuff' then 'Junk'
> elseif field  = 'Crap' then 'Darn'
> Since I am not quite sure what to look for, I have been unable to find
anything in the docs.  Select case doesnt seem to do what I want, but maybe
I just dont understand.
> Thanks
> Chad
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