Solved

SQL Expression

Posted on 2013-01-09
4
174 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-09
Hello experts,

I have a need to query some data from our Item master table.  However, the item_id consists of mixed numer, alpha, and alphanumeric.

I only wants to pull the alphanumeric numbers.  The first 3 or more length of the item_id needs to be alpha follow some numbers.

Example:

122929099Klkls  <--don't pull
TTED992929        <--This is the one I want
2939392090        <--don't pull

With the above how can I construct my query to pull only alphanumeric item_id and the first 3 characters are more needs to be alpha?

SELECT ITEM_ID, DESCRIPTION FROM INVENTORY
WHERE SUBSTRING(ITEM_ID, 1, 3) LIKE ('[A-Za-z]%')

Can't get the above to look at least the first 3 characters to make sure it's Alpha.  It's pulling A12322323 into my report.  I need to have at least 3 letters or more followed by numbers.
0
Comment
Question by:holemania
4 Comments
 
LVL 18

Assisted Solution

by:Cluskitt
Cluskitt earned 166 total points
ID: 38759039
SELECT ITEM_ID, DESCRIPTION FROM INVENTORY
WHERE SUBSTRING(ITEM_ID, 1, 3) LIKE ('[A-Za-z][A-Za-z][A-Za-z]%[0-9][0-9][0-9]')

first 3 being letters and last 3 being numbers
0
 
LVL 61

Assisted Solution

by:mbizup
mbizup earned 167 total points
ID: 38759048
Try this:

SELECT ITEM_ID, DESCRIPTION FROM INVENTORY
WHERE ITEM_ID LIKE ('[A-Za-z][A-Za-z][A-Za-z]%')
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
RehanYousaf earned 167 total points
ID: 38759252
I think
WHERE ITEM_ID LIKE ('[A-Za-z][A-Za-z][A-Za-z]%[0-9]')
will suffice
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:holemania
ID: 38759690
Thanks.
0

Featured Post

How Do You Stack Up Against Your Peers?

With today’s modern enterprise so dependent on digital infrastructures, the impact of major incidents has increased dramatically. Grab the report now to gain insight into how your organization ranks against your peers and learn best-in-class strategies to resolve incidents.

Question has a verified solution.

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

As they say in love and is true in SQL: you can sum some Data some of the time, but you can't always aggregate all Data all the time! Introduction: By the end of this Article it is my intention to bring the meaning and value of the above quote to…
Composite queries are used to retrieve the results from joining multiple queries after applying any filters. UNION, INTERSECT, MINUS, and UNION ALL are some of the operators used to get certain desired results.​
In a recent question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29004105/Run-AutoHotkey-script-directly-from-Notepad.html) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to run an AutoHotkey script (.AHK) directly from Notepad++ (aka NPP). This video…

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