RE: Decode function

From: Eugene Pipko <>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 13:36:18 -0700
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You can also use GREATEST/LEAST to check conditions


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From: [] On Behalf Of Bellows, Bambi (Comsys) Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 1:34 PM
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Subject: RE: Decode function

Not as such, but I do this all the time by use of the sign function.

For example, if you want to return X if val> 100, Y if it's less, and Z if it's equal , you can do:

select decode(sign(val-100),-1,'X',1,'Y',0,'Z','error') from dual;

From: [] On Behalf Of SHEEHAN, JEREMY Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 3:29 PM
To: Oracle L
Subject: Decode function

I think the answer is no, but can you set greater than, less than conditions in a decode function?

TIA!! Jeremy
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