Thanks Hauser.

That method to condition each column crossed my mind but was not the most attractive.

Think I’ll simply duplicate the statement with its own host columns in each.

No biggie. Just always seeking most streamlined.

Jay

On Feb 28, 2019, at 1:07 AM, Birgitta Hauser <Hauser@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

First it is not possible to handle multiple (return) variables within the
same CASE clause, you need a CASE Clause for each variable, i.e.
Case When :Parm = 1 Then :HostVar1 Else :HostVar3 End,
Case When :Parm = 1 Then :HostVar2 Else :HostVar4 End

But I assume you cannot specify a case clause after the INTO (at least I
didn't try it)
You may always populate all 4 variables.

Select Case When :Parm = '1' Then Column1 Else '' End,
Case When :Parm = '1' Then Column2 Else '' End,
Case When :Parm <> '1' Then Column1 Else '' End,
Case When :Parm <> '1' Then Column2 Else '' End
Into :HostVar1, :HostVar2, :HostVar3, :HostVar4
From ...

An other way would be to use a dynamic SQL statement with VALUES INTO, but
even then you have to have 2 different EXECUTE Statements where you specify
the receiving variables.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Best regards

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-----Original Message-----
From: RPG400-L <rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of Jay Vaughn
Sent: Mittwoch, 27. Februar 2019 20:39
To: RPG programming on the IBM i (AS/400 and iSeries)
<rpg400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: select into with case condition

what is the proper method/syntax (if any) to allow something like the
following...?


select column1
,column2
into...
case when :parm = '1'
then :hostvar1
,:hostvar2
else :hostvar3
,:hostvar4
end
from mytable
where this = that;

tia,

jay
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