SQL: Use CASE for Relevance column

What?
So this is a quick note to myself as I was playing with the relevance heuristics of a query. This example adds a column of relevance and sorts the rows accordingly.

How?
This has to be a real quick one for a dropdown search field which has to find relevant terms to autofill/autocomplete a search form:
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-- where @ThisSearch is a posted (and sanitized) variable

SET @ThisSearch:="Brains";

SELECT
        columnID,
        columnFullName,
        CASE
                WHEN columnFirstName LIKE @ThisSearch THEN 20
                WHEN columnFullName LIKE @ThisSearch THEN 10
                WHEN columnLastName LIKE @ThisSearch THEN 10
                WHEN columnFullName LIKE @ThisSearch THEN 1
        END as relevance
FROM
        myTable
WHERE
        s.columnPublished
  1.  -- where @ThisSearch is a posted (and sanitized) variable 
  2.   
  3.  SET @ThisSearch:="Brains"
  4.   
  5.  SELECT 
  6.          columnID, 
  7.          columnFullName, 
  8.          CASE 
  9.                  WHEN columnFirstName LIKE @ThisSearch THEN 20 
  10.                  WHEN columnFullName LIKE @ThisSearch THEN 10 
  11.                  WHEN columnLastName LIKE @ThisSearch THEN 10 
  12.                  WHEN columnFullName LIKE @ThisSearch THEN 1 
  13.          END as relevance 
  14.  FROM 
  15.          myTable 
  16.  WHERE 
  17.          s.columnPublished 
Category: MySQL :: Article: 516

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