All records where there is a value

Hello

I am trying to retrieve all records where there is only a value in the T_Customers.Postcode with the following query, but it doesn't give me the right result, can anyone help?

SELECT     T_Customers.CustomerID, T_Customers.CustTypeID, T_Customers.Surname, T_Customers.Forename, T_Customers.TitleID, T_Customers.Ref1,
                      T_Customers.Add1, T_Customers.Add2, T_Customers.Add3, T_Customers.Add4, T_Customers.County, T_Customers.Postcode
                   
FROM         T_Customers
WHERE  exists ( select * from T_Customers where T_Customers.Postcode ='');
M_Boy76Asked:
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Patrick MatthewsCommented:
SELECT     T_Customers.CustomerID, T_Customers.CustTypeID, T_Customers.Surname, T_Customers.Forename, T_Customers.TitleID, T_Customers.Ref1,
                      T_Customers.Add1, T_Customers.Add2, T_Customers.Add3, T_Customers.Add4, T_Customers.County, T_Customers.Postcode
                   
FROM         T_Customers
WHERE T_Customers.Postcode IS NULL
tigin44Commented:
Try this


SELECT     T_Customers.CustomerID, T_Customers.CustTypeID, T_Customers.Surname, T_Customers.Forename, T_Customers.TitleID, T_Customers.Ref1,
                      T_Customers.Add1, T_Customers.Add2, T_Customers.Add3, T_Customers.Add4, T_Customers.County, T_Customers.Postcode
                   
FROM         T_Customers
WHERE  T_Customers.Postcode IS NOT NULL;
M_Boy76Author Commented:
Both queries returned records where the post codes are empty?
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Patrick MatthewsCommented:
M_Boy76,

1) Please try restating what you are looking for

2) Is the Postcode column going to be NULL, or a zero-length string?  They are NOT the same thing :)

Regards,

Patrick
M_Boy76Author Commented:
I have some records that have postcodes, in the format xx11 2km, and some of these records dont have post codes,.

Now what i want to do is retrieve all records where the record has a post code.
Patrick MatthewsCommented:
M_Boy76 said:
>>Now what i want to do is retrieve all records where the record has a post code.

Did you try tigin44's suggestion?  That ought to do it...
BrandonGalderisiCommented:
What about this:



SELECT     T_Customers.CustomerID, T_Customers.CustTypeID, T_Customers.Surname, T_Customers.Forename, T_Customers.TitleID, T_Customers.Ref1, 
                      T_Customers.Add1, T_Customers.Add2, T_Customers.Add3, T_Customers.Add4, T_Customers.County, T_Customers.Postcode
                   
FROM         T_Customers 
WHERE len(isnull(T_Customers.Postcode,'')>0

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ZberteocCommented:
How about this:
SELECT     
	T_Customers.CustomerID, 
	T_Customers.CustTypeID, 
	T_Customers.Surname, 
	T_Customers.Forename, 
	T_Customers.TitleID, 
	T_Customers.Ref1, 
	T_Customers.Add1, 
	T_Customers.Add2, 
	T_Customers.Add3, 
	T_Customers.Add4, 
	T_Customers.County, 
	T_Customers.Postcode
FROM
	T_Customers 
WHERE 
	isnull(ltrim(rtrim(T_Customers.Postcode)),'')<>''

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