SQL Query For Alpha or Numerical Characters

Hello,
I have a column in my database called 'Atozlisting', it is filled with only i character in each row of data.  the character maybe an alpha character or a Numeral.  i.e
a or g or f or 5 or 3 or j... etc

I'm trying to write two SQL statements.  The first one will return only records that have an alpha characters as their value and the second one will return records that have a numerals as their value

thanks
:-)
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lauszCommented:
Try this

All together

select case when isnumeric(Atozlisting) = 1 then 'Num' else 'alpha' end
from yourtable

or

Select Atozlisting  --numeric
from yourtable
where isnumeric(Atozlisting) = 1

and

Select Atozlisting -- alpha
from yourtable
where isnumeric(Atozlisting) = 0
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show_tAuthor Commented:
thanks for your help,

i've also tried adding 'DISTINCT' in the SQL query in an attempt to NOT return any records with the same values but this doesn't work.  is 'distinct' only used with joins ?

thanks again
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lauszCommented:
This must work.

Select distinct Atozlisting -- alpha
from yourtable
where isnumeric(Atozlisting) = 0


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show_tAuthor Commented:
Yeah it works just fine, i just wanted to know if you also knew how to NOT return records that have the same value

Thanks
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lauszCommented:
Do you need more help ?
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show_tAuthor Commented:
yes please, about the 'Distinct' issue
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lauszCommented:
Can you post your final query...(with the distinct not running) ?
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show_tAuthor Commented:
Hello,

Basically, when i do this :

Select distinct Atozlisting -- alpha
from yourtable
where isnumeric(Atozlisting) = 0

IT WORKS! i get :
A
A
A
B
B
C
F
G
G
J
K
L
M
M

However,  i need the query to only return :
A
B
C
F
G
J
K
L
M

Do you see what i mean, without duplicates.

thanks
:-)
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lauszCommented:
I don't understand ..

Try this two options :

Select distinct ltrim(Atozlisting) -- alpha
from yourtable
where isnumeric(Atozlisting) = 0

or


Select Atozlisting -- alpha
from yourtable
where isnumeric(Atozlisting) = 0
group by Atozlisting
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