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Posted on 2008-10-23
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Looking to retrieve all values between records listing AA-1 through AA-96 (ie. between "AA-1" and "AA-96"). Since its not a whole number, I assume it won't retrieve the exact values I'm looking for.
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by:jamesgu
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try this

select * from <table_name>
where convert(int, replace(<your_column_name>, 'AA-', ''))  between 1 and 96;

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by:vacnet
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jamesqu,

Returns "Undefined function 'convert' in expression.
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by:jamesgu
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select * from <table_name>
where CInt(replace(<your_column_name>, 'AA-', ''))  between 1 and 96;

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by:vacnet
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jamesqu,

Returns "Overflow".
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i think you have some values other than 'AA-???' in the table, if you don't want those records,

do

select * from <table_name>
where CInt(replace(<your_column_name>, 'AA-', ''))  between 1 and 96
and <your_column_name> like 'AA-*'


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by:vacnet
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Works perfectly! Thank you jamesqu.
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