Exercise: Changing stored procedure outcomes using IF

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Category ==> SQL  (192 exercises)
Topic ==> Testing conditions  (1 exercise)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Course ==> Advanced SQL
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Using IF create a stored procedure that returns different results depending on the word passed in.  You should be able to run:

--Try the stored procedure with each of the possible outcomes.

exec uspInformation 'Event'

exec uspInformation 'Country'

exec uspInformation 'Continent'

Here are the results you should see for the three commands above:

Using IF with Parameters

The top two results from running the stored procedure with each parameter value.

 

When you have this working try putting a different (made-up) word in to see what happens - you should get this:

Command successful

The procedure will run, but none of the conditions are satisfied, so nothing happens!

 

Add a section of code which gives a message if a wrong word is put in.

Message Nope Try Again

The response should have a suitably annoying header.

 

To stop this appearing for the correct words try adding either a RETURN statement in each IF block, a separate IF using the NOT IN command or some ELSE clauses.

Optionally save this as Running Out Of Options.sql, then close it down.

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