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How do select the first part of a string in Microsoft SQL

Posted on 2010-11-17
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I have 10,000 SiteID records. All those beginning with "18" are closed records which I want to exclude. I have tried this but is doesn't work. Any ideas?

SELECT     SiteID, site_name, CustomerID
FROM         dbo.tblSite
WHERE     (LEFT(dbo.SiteID, 2) <> '18')
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Question by:CMChalcraft
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SELECT     SiteID, site_name, CustomerID
FROM         dbo.tblSite
where  siteid not like '18%'

or

SELECT     SiteID, site_name, CustomerID
FROM         dbo.tblSite
where  ltrim(siteid) not like '18%'
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by:jb428j
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I personally don't use "LIKE" if I don't have to.

WHERE SUBSTRING(SiteID,1,2) <> 18
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by:CMChalcraft
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Excellent. That has worked. Thank you both for your help.
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