Conditional Execution with MySql Procedures

Conditional execution is the great way to control the execution of our stored procedure. Conditional  execution can be implemented very easily like any other programming language in MySql as well.It can be achieved by using IF ELSE or CASE statement. Although here we are taking example of IF Else only. In our example here we are calculating discounted cost based on their normal cost. I.e, if normal cost is greater than 1000 then discount will be 8 percent, if normal cost is greater than 500 then discount will be 9% . You can implement your own logic in same way.

Example of conditional execution of statements in mysql procedure are here:



DROP PROCEDURE IF EXISTS discounted_cost$$

CREATE PROCEDURE discounted_cost (normal_cost NUMERIC(6,2),OUT discount_cost NUMERIC(6,2))


IF(normal_cost >1000) THEN

SET discount_cost = normal_cost*.8;

ELSEIF(normal_cost>500) THEN

SET discount_cost = normal_cost*.9;


SET discount_cost = normal_cost;



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To excute this stored procedure simply run below query in your query browser.

CALL discounted_cost(700.00,@new_cost);

SELECT @new_cost;
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So at a conclusion we can say conditional expressions are used to test the truth of condition that we provide. And MySql also support it as other programming languages support it.

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