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SQL - Search for a number through all the tables in MS SQL database

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I have a code to search for a string but not sure how I can change it to search a number like 26.8.

Here is the code:

ALTER PROC [dbo].[SearchExactValue]
(
      @SearchStr nvarchar(100)
)
AS
BEGIN

      -- Copyright © 2002 Narayana Vyas Kondreddi. All rights reserved.
      -- Purpose: To search all columns of all tables for a given search string
      -- Written by: Narayana Vyas Kondreddi
      -- Site: http://vyaskn.tripod.com
      -- Tested on: SQL Server 7.0 and SQL Server 2000
      -- Date modified: 28th July 2002 22:50 GMT


      CREATE TABLE #Results (ColumnName nvarchar(370), ColumnValue nvarchar(3630))

      SET NOCOUNT ON

      DECLARE @TableName nvarchar(256), @ColumnName nvarchar(128), @SearchStr2 nvarchar(110)
      SET  @TableName = ''
      SET @SearchStr2 = QUOTENAME( @SearchStr ,'''')

      WHILE @TableName IS NOT NULL
      BEGIN
            SET @ColumnName = ''
            SET @TableName =
            (
                  SELECT MIN(QUOTENAME(TABLE_SCHEMA) + '.' + QUOTENAME(TABLE_NAME))
                  FROM       INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES
                  WHERE             TABLE_TYPE = 'BASE TABLE'
                        AND      QUOTENAME(TABLE_SCHEMA) + '.' + QUOTENAME(TABLE_NAME) > @TableName
                        AND      OBJECTPROPERTY(
                                    OBJECT_ID(
                                          QUOTENAME(TABLE_SCHEMA) + '.' + QUOTENAME(TABLE_NAME)
                                           ), 'IsMSShipped'
                                           ) = 0
            )

            WHILE (@TableName IS NOT NULL) AND (@ColumnName IS NOT NULL)
            BEGIN
                  SET @ColumnName =
                  (
                        SELECT MIN(QUOTENAME(COLUMN_NAME))
                        FROM       INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS
                        WHERE             TABLE_SCHEMA      = PARSENAME(@TableName, 2)
                              AND      TABLE_NAME      = PARSENAME(@TableName, 1)
                              AND      DATA_TYPE IN ('char', 'varchar', 'nchar', 'nvarchar')
                              AND      QUOTENAME(COLUMN_NAME) > @ColumnName
                  )
      
                  IF @ColumnName IS NOT NULL
                  BEGIN
                        INSERT INTO #Results
                        EXEC
                        (
                              'SELECT ''' + @TableName + '.' + @ColumnName + ''', LEFT(' + @ColumnName + ', 3630)
                              FROM ' + @TableName + ' (NOLOCK) ' +
                              ' WHERE ' + @ColumnName + ' = ' + @SearchStr2
                        )
                  END
            END      
      END

      SELECT DISTINCT ColumnName, ColumnValue FROM #Results
      Order By ColumnName ASC
END
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