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how to get all the records with 8-digit numbers

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Hi, Experts,

In my parts table there is a part_no field with mostly 8-digit numbers but some are text mixed. In VFP, I can easily use the following command to get all records with 8-digits part numbers:

SELECT * FROM t_parts WHERE BETWEEN(VAL(part_no), 10000000,  99999999) AND LEN(ALLTRIM(part_no))=8

But in SQL with the following command, I got an error saying "conversion failed when converting teh nvarchar value '110343BC' to data type int."

SELECT * FROM t_parts WHERE CONVERT(INT, part_no) BETWEEN 10000000 AND 99999999 AND LEN(part_no)=8  

Can you tell me how to get all the records with 8-digit numbers in this situation? Tags:
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SELECT *
FROM t_parts
WHERE part_no LIKE '[1-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]'
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by:Castlewood
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Thank you for the prompt reply. That works.
Can you also tell me why the table name with a $ in the end after I imported an Excel table to SQL? For example, the table name is something like tmp_part$.
Thanks.
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by:Patrick Matthews
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By default, when you use the SQL Server import/export wizard to import from Excel, SQL Server appends a $ to the worksheet name when forming the table name.  I have no idea why that default was chosen.

You can override that if you wish.
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