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How do I include NULL in NOT IN clause?  SQL Sever

Posted on 2011-03-21
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I'm trying to retrieve Null value along with my specified value.

SubcategoryID2 has 4 values,  'STO', 'ORD', ' ', NULL
I would always like to apply this condition (deleted <>0)
If I mix up AND and OR condition, I get wrong results.

What didn't work
- WHERE (SubcategoryID2 NOT IN ('STO','ORD')) AND (deleted <> 1)
-----results ------ SubcategoryID2 doesn't include NULL

- WHERE (SubcategoryID2 NOT IN ('STO','ORD')) AND (deleted <> 1) OR (SubcategoryID2 IS NULL)
-----results ------ SubcategoryID2 has correct results, but deleted column also includes value of 1

How do I write this condition? What I need to do here is
1, deleted<>1 always applies
2, I would like to include NULL value in results.

here is my current SQL syntax

SELECT        ImageID, Priority, SubcategoryID2
FROM            Items
WHERE        (SubcategoryID2 NOT IN ('STO', 'ORD')) AND (deleted <> 1)
ORDER BY Priority

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by:enachemc
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WHERE (SubcategoryID2 NOT IN ('STO','ORD') and SubcategoryID2 is not null ) AND (deleted <> 1)
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another way:

WHERE isNull(SubcategoryID2,'NULL') NOT IN ('STO','ORD','NULL') AND deleted <> 1
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by:jtuttle99
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sorry, I didn't explain right.
I would like to treat ' ' and NULL same.
So, If I specify NOT IN ('STO', 'ORD'), I would like to get results ' ' AND NULL
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by:jtuttle99
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WHERE        (deleted <> 1) AND (ISNULL(SubcategoryID2, N'NULL') NOT IN ('STO', 'ORD'))

may work....
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by:enachemc
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WHERE (SubcategoryID2 NOT IN ('STO','ORD', '') and SubcategoryID2 is not null ) AND (deleted <> 1)
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by:knightEknight
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another other way:

WHERE isNull(SubcategoryID2,'') NOT IN ('STO','ORD','') AND deleted <> 1
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by:Sharath
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you need this.
 WHERE (SubcategoryID2 NOT IN ('STO','ORD') 
         OR ISNULL(SubcategoryID2,'') = '') 
       AND deleted <> 1

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