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CHARINDEX Chooses wrong result

Posted on 2011-03-21
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CHARINDEX works most of the time very well, but sometimes it chooses the wrong id. ID is an integer while the search string is varchar      

DECLARE @MyId AS VARCHAR (500)
      SET @MyId = '7,17,107,177'
      
SELECT * FROM leads.BatchDetails
WHERE
  (@MyId IS NULL OR @MyId = '' OR
             CHARINDEX(CAST(Id AS VARCHAR),@MyId)>0)

This will select from the DB '10' because it finds it in '107'
7
10
17
107
177

The problem is id 10


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ssisworo earned 500 total points
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try this :
and always add ',' at end of @MyId

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DECLARE @MyId AS VARCHAR (500)
      SET @MyId = '7,17,107,177,'
     
SELECT CHARINDEX(cast(Id as varchar), @MyId ), * FROM Person
WHERE
  @MyId IS NULL OR @MyId = '' OR
             ( CHARINDEX(cast(Id as varchar), @MyId )>0 and
               substring(@MyId,CHARINDEX(cast(Id as varchar), @MyId ) + len(cast(Id as varchar)),1) = ',')

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by:ssisworo
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DECLARE @MyId AS VARCHAR (500)
      SET @MyId = '7,17,107,177,'
     
SELECT * FROM Personleads.BatchDetails
WHERE
  @MyId IS NULL OR @MyId = '' OR
             ( CHARINDEX(cast(Id as varchar), @MyId )>0 and
               substring(@MyId,CHARINDEX(cast(Id as varchar), @MyId ) + len(cast(Id as varchar)),1) = ',')
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by:Internet_Engineer
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It works
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