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I want to select all the payments where varchar has a value in it

Posted on 2011-03-10
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select * from payments where varchar in like %(variable1,variable2,variable3)%


I want to select all the payments where varchar has a value in it
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Question by:rgb192
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by:EL_Barbado
ID: 35096291
This SQL statement will give you all payments where varchar variable has a value in it.

SELECT *
FROM Payments
WHERE @Variable1 IS NOT NULL
OR @Variable2 IS NOT NULL
OR @Variable3 IS NOT NULL
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by:derekkromm
ID: 35096338
declare @sql nvarchar(max)
set @sql = 'select * from payments
where varcharfield like ''%' + @variable1 + '%''
or varcharfield like ''%' + @variable2 + '%''
or varcharfield like ''%' + @variable3 + '%'''

exec @sql
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by:derekkromm
ID: 35096350
change exec @sql to "exec sp_executesql @sql"
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by:rgb192
ID: 35096664
>>select * from payments
where varcharfield like ''%' + @variable1 + '%''
or varcharfield like ''%' + @variable2 + '%''
or varcharfield like ''%' + @variable3 + '%'''



i would get the variables by copy and paste
how could I search to see if a varcharfield had these words IN


hello
bye
more
words


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derekkromm earned 500 total points
ID: 35096673
all of them?

select * from payments where field like '%hello%' and field like '%bye%' and field like '%more%' and field like '%words%'

at least 1?

select * from payments where field like '%hello%' or field like '%bye%' or field like '%more%' or field like '%words%'

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by:rgb192
ID: 35097220
is there a way to use IN

instead of
or field like     or field like    or field like   or field like
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by:derekkromm
ID: 35097298
no, that will only work for exact matches of each variable
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by:rgb192
ID: 35152622
thanks
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