wildcharacter search in a where clause

Hi tere,
what's the best practices to include this where clause in my stored procedure
and SUBSTRING(R.glrf_full_acct,15, 3)not like '81.[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9].[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9].207%,'

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I'm searching specifically for numbers that starts with 81 and follow by any number in any of those position but after the 15 character has a 207
Thanks!
COHFLAsked:
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Scott PletcherSenior DBACommented:
For SUBSTRING, the second value is the starting position and the third is the length.

Did you mean to do start in byte 3 and go at least 17 bytes, like this?:

and SUBSTRING(R.glrf_full_acct, 3, 18) not like '81.[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9].[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9].207%,'

If the value does start in byte 15, you need to change length to 17+:

and SUBSTRING(R.glrf_full_acct, 15, 18) not like '81.[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9].[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9].207%,'
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COHFLAuthor Commented:
That is true but I need to make sure the first two are 81. I do happen to have 207 with a different starting set of numbers
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
How about this one?
WHERE ISNUMERIC(R.glrf_full_acct)=1 AND LEFT(R.glrf_full_acct,2)='81' AND SUBSTRING(R.glrf_full_acct,15, 3) = '207'

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