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Default TSQL to get column values

I have finished a Database for my work which shows classroom seat availabilityand a booking system.#

I have one last thing to do and that is to make a graphical view on a webpage(using DreamweaverMX) to show at a glance whether a seat is booked or available.

I would apprecite help as I am fast running out of hair to tear out.
The quey or stored proc comes from a table.

Session_booking table consists

Session_date smalldatetime ( which would be the only input parameter I would wish to use.)

Session _Name varchar(10) ie: AM, PM, EVENING

Seat_Number smallint ie; 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,

I want to show that on a given date that in the Session_name AM that seat 1 is booked or available.

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Are you stating then that if an entry exists in the Session_booking table for a given seat number the seat number is booked, otherwise it is available?

Are you intending to provide a seat number as a parameter and have the procedure return whether the seat is available?

Assuming that the presence of an entry indicates the seat is booked, how about something like this which returns a 1 if a given seat is available or 0 if it is not:

Create Procedure IsSeatAvailable
   @TheDate smalldatetime,
   @Session varchar(10),
   @Seat smallint
   set nocount on
   if exists (SELECT Seat_Number FROM Session_Booking
                 WHERE Session_date=@TheDate
                 AND Session_Name=@Session
                 AND Seat_Number = @Seat) RETURN 0

If instead you are looking for a query to give you ALL seats and whether they are available or not, that is a different story. The easiest way to do that is to create a table which contains all the seat numbers then use an outer join as, perhaps:

SELECT AllSeats.Seat_Number,
       CASE WHEN SB.Seat_Number IS NULL THEN 'available'
       ELSE 'allocated' END as SeatAvail
   FROM AllSeats LEFT JOIN Session_booking SB ON AllSeats.SeatNumber=SB.SeatNumber
   WHERE SB.Session_date=@TheDate
   AND SB.Session_Name=@Session

Note that it might be better to include ALL seats in the booking table with an explicit indicator which states whether the seat is available. Then everything is easy.

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I want to calculate on all seats. The thing is that we have 3 x sessions that a seat can be booked for.

AM 1, 2, 3
PM 1, 2, 3
Evening 2, 3.

So I want to be able to have this data available so I can form a graphical webpage.

The only thing I want to input is the date.

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