×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Jobs

Display string when field value duplicates

Display string when field value duplicates

Display string when field value duplicates

(OP)
Is there a way to write an expression that will display text when a field value is duplicated?

My report looks like this:

Region Name
North Amy
South John
East Paul
West Amy

I want it to look like this:
Region Name
North Amy (Also at West)
South John
East Paul
West Amy (Also at North)

RE: Display string when field value duplicates

I think you would need to identify the duplicate Regions in the supporting query.

CODE

DECLARE @Table TABLE (Region VARCHAR(16), Name VARCHAR(8))

INSERT INTO @Table VALUES ('North', 'Amy'), ('South', 'John'), ('East', 'Paul'), ('West', 'Amy')

SELECT t.*, Note = '(Also at ' + dup.Region + ')'
  FROM @Table t
 OUTER
 APPLY (SELECT TOP 1 Region
		  FROM @Table
		 WHERE Name = t.Name
		   AND Region <> t.Region) dup 

But, what happens when Amy is at a 3rd location?

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members!

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close