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Are wildcards available for SELECT and FROM when creating a TSQL query

Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Hello all!

I am new to this field and am trying to generate a view that will pickup some data from all tables from my database appDB that start with PL01, but it seems I cannot use _ as a wildcard neither in the SELECT line nor in the FROM line. I have about 40 different PL01cc00 tables, where cc indicates the company code for each separate company.

Is that correct? And if these wildcards are not usable, is there a workaround I could use?

Also, is the syntax of my WHERE clause correct, as I never get that far?

Any assistance is greatly appreciated! Many txs
USE [appDB]
	/****** Object:  View [dbo].[SupCust_PL]    Script Date: 08/26/2009 15:44:59 ******/
	ALTER VIEW [dbo].[SupCust_PL_TEST]
	SELECT     TOP (100) PERCENT appDB.dbo.PL01__00.PL01001 AS SupplierCode, appDB.dbo.PL01__00.PL01002 AS SupplierName, systemDB.dbo.ScaCompanies.CompanyCode as CompanyCode
	FROM         appDB.dbo.PL01__00, systemDB.dbo.ScaCompanies
	where		 systemDB.dbo.ScaCompanies.CompanyCode=substring([appDB.dbo.PL01__00],17,2)
    ORDER BY     CompanyCode, SupplierCode

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