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SQL "OR" Clause question

Posted on 2012-03-26
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Is there a more simple way to do this instead of using the or clause?
SELECT  * from mtytable where (accountNo='1' or accountNo='345' or accountNo='2' or accountNo='4' or accountNo='4000' or ...)

I'm looking for something like
SELECT  * from mtytable where accountNo in ('1', '345', '2','4',...... )


Thanks!
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Question by:chrisli
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MikeOM_DBA earned 200 total points
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Yes, exactly as you coded using the "IN ()" construct.
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if your account numbers are in fact NUMBERS then you should remove the quotes, otherwise your syntax is correct as is


that would apply to both the OR and the IN versions
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I'm feeling pretty stupid now... But how come this is not returning any results?

DECLARE @accounts VARCHAR(max)
Select @accounts = COALESCE( '''' + LTRIM(RTRIM(AccountNo))+ ''', ' + @accounts,' ''' + LTRIM(RTRIM(AccountNo)) + '''') from mytable where [type]='newAccts'

SELECT     * FROM theothertable WHERE    (accountNo IN (@accounts))
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because you are using a variable.  a variable (a single value) and a list of values aren't the same thing.
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don't bother trying to construct the list,  simply use the query itself as the IN condition


select * from theothertable where accountno in
(select accountno from mytable where [type]='newAccts')
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