# Recommendation on ranking multiple columns with different values

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Wondering if anyone can advise or recommend how I would do the following.

I'm not sure if ranking is correct for this or if it can be achieved using Beast Mode or if its completely impossible.

I have multiple columns in my data that I want to create a rank for. Some of the columns contain Yes or no and others contain numerical values. Example

Column A = Yes

Column B = No

Column C = 0

Column D = 6

I want to rank the rows based on if Yes then give value of 1, if no give value of 0, if =>1 then give value of 1, if 0 then give value of 0.

Meaning if column A and B both had yes and column C and D had a value of 1 or more then the row would be given the maximum value of 4

Is this possible to do in the ETL or Beast mode?

Thanks

## Answers

• Indiana 🥷

Hi @Hedger

You can use some case statements to convert your values to 1 or 0 and then add them together:

```CASE WHEN `Column A` = 'Yes' THEN 1 ELSE 0 END
+
CASE WHEN `Column B` = 'Yes' THEN 1 ELSE 0 END
+
CASE WHEN `Column C` >= 1 THEN 1 ELSE 0 END
+
CASE WHEN `Column D` >= 1 THEN 1 ELSE 0 END
```

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