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conditional Selection of 'AND' and 'Select' statements

I am working on Oracle reports . One of the parameters that a User
inputs is
'report_type'. Now, is there a way to do the following within a SQL
query with no use of procedures or functions.

select blaa from foo where 

something = something
// if report_type='some_data' then
and somethingelse = something else
//else do nothing


Also, IS there a way of doing something like the following

// if report_type='some_data' then

     select blaa from foo where 
      something = something
    // if report_type='some_data' then
       and somethingelse = something else
      //else do nothing

else
      select blass1 from foo where
      something = something
    // if report_type='some_data' then
        and somethingelse = something else
    //else do nothing
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