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Default Incorrect Syntax Near "="

I'm trying to make dbo.OrgUnits.OrgPath = "NB" when dbo.OrgUnits.OrgID is null. However I get an error message of 'Incorrect Syntax Near "="' with my code (see below). Can someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong.


SELECT dbo.GLAccounts.GLID, dbo.GLAccounts.BaseID, dbo.OrgUnits.OrgID, dbo.OrgUnits.OrgPath, dbo.OrgUnits.OrgLongName,

Case
When dbo.OrgUnits.OrgID=""
Then dbo.OrgUnits.OrgPath="NB"
End

FROM dbo.GLAccounts LEFT OUTER JOIN
dbo.OrgUnits ON dbo.GLAccounts.OrgID = dbo.OrgUnits.OrgID
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You can't use CASE as if it were an IF in any language. It has to be a part of an "assignment". Give the following a try and see if it does what you want.

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 SELECT dbo.GLAccounts.GLID, dbo.GLAccounts.BaseID, dbo.OrgUnits.OrgID, 
        OrgPath = 
            CASE
            WHEN dbo.OrgUnits.OrgID = ''
            THEN 'NB'
            ELSE dbo.OrgUnits.OrgPath
            END
        dbo.OrgUnits.OrgLongName
   FROM dbo.GLAccounts 
   LEFT OUTER JOIN dbo.OrgUnits 
     ON dbo.GLAccounts.OrgID = dbo.OrgUnits.OrgID
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