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Multiple Values in A SELECT WHERE statement

Posted on 2007-11-30
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Hi,

I need to select multiple values in a where statement, i.e.

SELECT * FROM COLORS where NAME='blue, green, red'

But this is only pulling the first two rows. Am I doing this right? I'm trying to get all records that match ONE of the potential values.
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by:nizsmo
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SELECT * FROM COLORS WHERE NAME='blue' OR NAME='green' OR NAME='red'
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by:bsowards
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Correction, it is only pulling matches with the first value - which results in two rows of data returned.
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by:nizsmo
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basically you can use the OR operator to match just one of the values you are wanting to match, in this case, blue, green or red.
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by:bsowards
ID: 20387133
What I got that worked is below, using my actual query. It's not very elegant though - can anyone suggestion an improvement?

SELECT pagetitle FROM `modx_site_content` WHERE `parent`=17 OR `parent`=40 OR `parent`=18 OR `parent`=45 OR `parent`=46 OR `parent`=41 OR `parent`=44 OR `parent`=42 OR `parent`=43 OR `parent`=79 OR `parent`=80 OR `parent`=78 OR `parent`=83 OR `parent`=82 OR `parent`=84 OR `parent`=81 OR `parent`=72 OR `parent`=76 OR `parent`=77 OR `parent`=73 OR `parent`=75 OR `parent`=74 OR `parent`=69 OR `parent`=70 OR `parent`=71 OR `parent`=63 OR `parent`=67 OR `parent`=68 OR `parent`=64 OR `parent`=66 OR `parent`=65 OR `parent`= 122 OR `parent`= 121 OR `parent`= 124 OR `parent`= 123 OR `parent`= 125 OR `parent`= 131 OR `parent`=128 OR `parent`=127 OR `parent`=126 OR `parent`=130 OR `parent`=129 OR `parent`=114 OR `parent`=113 OR `parent`=117 OR `parent`=118 OR `parent`=116 OR `parent`=115 OR `parent`=120 OR `parent`=119 OR `parent`=132 OR `parent`=93 OR `parent`=91 OR `parent`=90 OR `parent`=89 OR `parent`=92 OR `parent`=106 OR `parent`=112 OR `parent`=108 OR `parent`=109 OR `parent`=107 OR `parent`=111 OR `parent`=110 OR `parent`=94 OR `parent`=97 OR `parent`=95 OR `parent`=98 OR `parent`=101 OR `parent`=99 OR `parent`=100 OR `parent`=96 OR `parent`=105 OR `parent`=104 OR `parent`=103 OR `parent`=102
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erikTsomik earned 500 total points
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try tjis
SELECT * FROM COLORS where NAME IN ('blue, green, red')
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by:bsowards
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Just what I was looking for thanks!
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by:erikTsomik
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Thank you
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