The best replacement for decode is case.

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★★★★★  case
★★★★★  encode
★★★  nvl
★★  case oracle performance
★★  case performance
★★  case statement
★  coalesce
★  case oracle
★  iif informatica
★  encode python
★  case which is faster
★  nvl2
  case oracle sql
  case sql
  nvl oracle

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