I'd like to know how you guys write SQL command for this problem. there are
some categories which I give them "A", "B", ... and I have a string field
(catstr) with 10 characters in "mytable" to keep selected categories in a
record. when user selects "C", "G", "K", I keep "CGK" in "catstr" field.
categories has been defined in "cattable". now I want to write a query to
retreive these catergories. query will have 10 columns ("catstr" is 10
characters) with description of categories. it means user doesn't see "C",
I tried to open 10 times "cattable" with different alias and make the query
but it looks like MySQL doesn't like it and doesn't let me open the same
table more than once (even with different alias). I can create 10 temporary
tables and solve this problem and it doesn't look good. or I can create my
query with 10 CASE commands with I create them base on "cattable". how you
guys solve this problem? maybe there is a better solution which I don't know
and very neat can solve this problem.