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 Alter Column Name based on another field value
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sqlmjkm
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Posted - 05/22/2013 :  15:30:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm not sure if I can do this.... I'm trying to change the column heading based on the value of another field.

Something like this:

SELECT Other AS 'Other (describe):' + [OtherText]
FROM [TESTTABLE]


The value of Other is "X"
The value of OtherText is "Football"

So the column heading would look like: "Other (describe): Football"
The value would be "X"

... I know there are much better ways of doing this, just we don't have the option of changing the table format.

The Select statement would only ever return one single record.

visakh16
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Posted - 05/23/2013 :  00:59:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
you cant do this in t-sql unless you use dynamic sql. My guess is this for a reporting need and there are much easier ways to achieve this at your reporting tool end. For example SSRS supports writing expressions for column headers and I would highly recommend doing it at front end if at all possible.

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