CHOOSE – SQL Server Fuction

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SQL Server Denali CTP3 has introduces a new function CHOOSE() for selecting a specific value from a given options .

Choose () function is used to return any specific value from a given list, CHOOSE(), accepts two parameters, where the first parameter is

Index - Numeric expression that results in a value between 1 and the number of elements passed in the Choice argument and the second parameter is

Choice - parameter type array. You can supply either a single variable or an expression that evaluates to the Object data type, to a list of Object variables or expressions separated by commas, or to a single-dimensional array of Object elements.

How to use CHOOSE () function in SQL Server ?

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In above example, the first parameter specifies the index (which value (index) to be picked up), Index specifies the location / sequence, which should be picked up from the second parameter, string array type.

Select CHOOSE (3, ‘A’,’B’,’C’,’D’,’E’) as Alphabets, here 3 specifies that pick the third (3) value from the given array, in this case the value is ‘C’ as index starts from 1.


EOF - CHOOSE – SQL Server Fuction, SQL Server 2012 , 2008 R2 , 2008 , 2005 , 2000

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