Dave Brookes sent me some T-SQL from a system he inherited. It got me thinking ... why didn't I think of this before? Thinking back, all of the systems I developed have had lots and lots of subroutines and functions, each one doing it's own discrete task. What a mess! Looks like Dave's colleague is way ahead of me ... 

  @name     varchar(50),
  @option   varchar(1)
) AS
-- SQL ommited to avoid boredom

IF @option = '1' 
-- Returns Customer Summary info where @name actually contains the customer name

IF @option = '2' -- Returns Customer Name and Location where @name contains the contract number IF @option = '3' -- Returns Customer Name where @name contains a group number IF @option = '5' -- Returns Customer Group where @name conatins the RegionId IF @option = '6' -- Returns Customer Name where @name contains the CustomerId IF @option = '7' -- Returns all Region records IF @option = '8' -- Returns Group info where @name contains GroupId IF @option = 'B' -- Returns a single record from a table with only 1 record!! IF @option = 'Z' -- Returns all Period & Date records IF @option = 'C' -- Returns Region record where @name contains the RegionId IF @option = '9' -- Returns Customer Record where @name contains the customer name.

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