Solved

SQL "OR" Clause question

Posted on 2012-03-26
5
331 Views
Last Modified: 2012-03-26
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!
0
Comment
Question by:chrisli
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
5 Comments
 
LVL 29

Accepted Solution

by:
MikeOM_DBA earned 200 total points
ID: 37766908
Yes, exactly as you coded using the "IN ()" construct.
:p
0
 
LVL 74

Assisted Solution

by:sdstuber
sdstuber earned 300 total points
ID: 37766936
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:chrisli
ID: 37766975
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))
0
 
LVL 74

Assisted Solution

by:sdstuber
sdstuber earned 300 total points
ID: 37766987
because you are using a variable.  a variable (a single value) and a list of values aren't the same thing.
0
 
LVL 74

Assisted Solution

by:sdstuber
sdstuber earned 300 total points
ID: 37766997
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')
0

Featured Post

Salesforce Has Never Been Easier

Improve and reinforce salesforce training & adoption using WalkMe's digital adoption platform. Start saving on costly employee training by creating fast intuitive Walk-Thrus for Salesforce. Claim your Free Account Now

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article I will describe the Backup & Restore method as one possible migration process and I will add the extra tasks needed for an upgrade when and where is applied so it will cover all.
In part one, we reviewed the prerequisites required for installing SQL Server vNext. In this part we will explore how to install Microsoft's SQL Server on Ubuntu 16.04.
Via a live example show how to connect to RMAN, make basic configuration settings changes and then take a backup of a demo database
Via a live example, show how to take different types of Oracle backups using RMAN.

696 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question