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TSQL Syntax

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I need to delete row in table A (Price Code File, OEPRCFIL)when there is not a match in Table B (Item Master file, IMItmIdx). The field in OEPrcFil that contains the item number is Filler_0001. If Filler_0001 ONLY contained the item number, the TSL would be:

(I will first build a Select rather than a Delete and verify the records)

Select Filler_0001 From OEPrcFil
WHere Filler_0001 Not in (Select Item_No from IMItmIdx)

The above works with the provision that Filler_0001 contains only the Item number. The problem I have is that the Filler_0001 contains data in addition to the Item Number. Specifically, Filler_0001 contains the Vendor Number with the Item Number concatonated onto the end, e.g.  VENDORNOITEMNO = ACMEPRODUCTA or GIANTPRODUCTA.

As you can see the Vendor Number that prepends the Item Number is not a fixed length. Since it is not a fixed length, that preludes identifying the Item Number with Substring.

I need some sort of pattern matching. I have looked at CHARINDEX and PATINDEX but I was not successful in using a SELECT inside those functions.

I am using SQL 2000.

What TSQL syntax would I use to select all the OEPrdFil Records that do not have an item number match in the Item Master table?

Thanks,
pat
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