How to validate a physical address using MSSQL

Posted on 2010-09-03
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
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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bouscal earned 500 total points
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should pull any records that do not start with a digit.

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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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