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AdventureWorks Database: Order table conditionally using case statement

SQL Query - AdventureWorks: Exercise-33 with Solution

33. From the following table write a query in SQL to set the result in order by the column TerritoryName when the column CountryRegionName is equal to 'United States' and by CountryRegionName for all other rows.

Sample table: Sales.SalesPerson


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Sample Solution:

SELECT BusinessEntityID, LastName, TerritoryName, CountryRegionName  
FROM Sales.vSalesPerson  
WHERE TerritoryName IS NOT NULL  
ORDER BY CASE CountryRegionName WHEN 'United States' THEN TerritoryName  
         ELSE CountryRegionName END;

Sample Output:

businessentityid|lastname         |territoryname |countryregionname|
----------------+-----------------+--------------+-----------------+
             286|Tsoflias         |Australia     |Australia        |
             282|Saraiva          |Canada        |Canada           |
             278|Vargas           |Canada        |Canada           |
             277|Carson           |Central       |United States    |
             290|Varkey Chudukatil|France        |France           |
             288|Valdez           |Germany       |Germany          |
             275|Blythe           |Northeast     |United States    |
             280|Ansman-Wolfe     |Northwest     |United States    |
             284|Mensa-Annan      |Northwest     |United States    |
             283|Campbell         |Northwest     |United States    |
             279|Reiter           |Southeast     |United States    |
             276|Mitchell         |Southwest     |United States    |
             281|Ito              |Southwest     |United States    |
             289|Pak              |United Kingdom|United Kingdom   |

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