Solved

TSQL "IN" fails when parameter is comma separated

Posted on 2011-03-18
4
489 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
SELECT with IN clause failes when values are comma separated....

DECLARE @MYVAR AS Varchar(50)
SET @MYVAR = 'FL, AK, NY, CA'

SELECT * FROM MYTABLE
WHERE
(@MYVAR IS NULL OR [State] = @MYVAR)
0
Comment
Question by:Internet_Engineer
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:Ephraim Wangoya
ID: 35168518
Try this way

DECLARE @MYVAR AS Varchar(50)
SET @MYVAR = 'FL, AK, NY, CA'

SELECT * FROM MYTABLE
WHERE @MYVAR IS NULL
OR [State] IN (@MYVAR)
0
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
Ephraim Wangoya earned 500 total points
ID: 35168553
or

Try this way

DECLARE @MYVAR AS Varchar(50)
SET @MYVAR = 'FL, AK, NY, CA'

SELECT * FROM MYTABLE
WHERE @MYVAR IS NULL
OR CHARINDEX([State], @MYVAR, 1) > 0
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Internet_Engineer
ID: 35168583
GREAT
0
 
LVL 143

Expert Comment

by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 35168951
please check out this article, it has more performant options:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_1536.html
0

Featured Post

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

JSON is being used more and more, besides XML, and you surely wanted to parse the data out into SQL instead of doing it in some Javascript. The below function in SQL Server can do the job for you, returning a quick table with the parsed data.
International Data Corporation (IDC) prognosticates that before the current the year gets over disbursing on IT framework products to be sent in cloud environs will be $37.1B.
Via a live example combined with referencing Books Online, show some of the information that can be extracted from the Catalog Views in SQL Server.
Via a live example, show how to shrink a transaction log file down to a reasonable size.

636 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question