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How to validate a physical address using MSSQL

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What would be a good way to check mailing addresses using MSSQL? The table I am working with currently has 1,448,634 entries, I would at least try to get addresses that don't start with a number... Thanks!
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WHERE NOT ISNUMERIC(LEFT(addressfield,1))

should pull any records that do not start with a digit.
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EDIT:

If you want to check for PO boxes as well you could try;

WHERE ISNUMERIC(LEFT(address,1)) = 0
AND LEFT(address,3) NOT IN ('POB','P.O','P O','PO ')


I just tested this on a Northwind db and it worked well.
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