I am wondering if there is a better way to do this?
(SELECT title from jnl_article WHERE blog_id = jnl_id) AS title,
DATE_FORMAT(date, '%D of %M %Y at %l:%i %p') AS datetime,
IF(folder IS NULL, 'none', folder) AS folder,
IF(folder IS NULL, 'none', (SELECT filename FROM jnl_main_image WHERE blog_id = jnl_id)) AS filename,
IF(folder IS NULL, 'none', (SELECT caption FROM jnl_main_image WHERE blog_id = jnl_id)) AS caption
WHERE status = 2
ORDER BY date DESC LIMIT 15
basically i get the title from another table in a subquery and then if there is a value in the folder option in the jnl table the statement will then go on to get the filename and the caption from jnl_main_image
What I am wondering is if there is a better way to do this? Can I do an
if folder then do this statement?
I am a little usureas to how to go about this and have a good look over the mysql docs - looks like a case statement or an if but ifs seem to just be able to give one value back.....
sorry if its a silly noobie question
and thanks in advance