SQL, exclude condition

Hi Experts,

I have a column "Status" which has value : archived, accepted, sold, sent.

I want to get the dealid which its status is either not accepted or not archived. But dealid A  has multiple status by different time, i.e. sent, sold, archived. So, how can I get the dealid without dealid A.

This is the query I wrote, but it still return dealid A.

select dealid from dealview
where status <>'archived' or status<>'accepted'

Thank you!
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
You should change the OR to AND. Also you can use the NOT IN operator:
select dealid 
from dealview
where status not in ('archived','accepted')

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Brian CroweDatabase AdministratorCommented:
Vitor's solution is the best one but your query would have worked if you replaced the OR with AND.
tanj1035Author Commented:
I tried "And" and also "not in". It still returns dealid A. The tricky part is that if dealid A only has one status: archived, your solutions work. But, dealid A has multiple status: sent, sold, and archived  by different period. see the table below

DealID    Date   Status
A              5-1      Sent
A              5-2      Sold
A              5-3      Archived

So, the query will still return the rows which have status=sent, sold.
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tanj1035Author Commented:
Thanks for your help, guys, I worked it out. Maybe my query is not compact enough, but the result is correct.

declare @StartDate date
declare @EndDate date
declare @Dealerid int
set @StartDate ='2015-05-01'
set @EndDate='2015-05-27'
set @Dealerid= 169

with cte as (select DV.dealid, d.lastmessage as dealerlastmessage, s.lastmessage as shopperlastmessage, dr.shopperresponsestatus
from  MMD_Feed.[dbo].[DealResponseMinAndMaxdealer] d
inner join MMD_Feed.[dbo].[DealResponseMinAndMaxShopper] s on d.dealid=s.dealid
inner join MMD_Feed.dbo.dealresponse dr on dr.dealid=s.dealid
inner join MMD_Feed.dbo.dealview dv on dv.dealid=dr.dealid
where dv.dealerid=@Dealerid
and cast(dr.timestamp as date)between @StartDate and @EndDate
and d.lastmessage<s.lastmessage
and dv.dealerid =@Dealerid
and dv.dealid not in (select dealid from MMD_Feed.dbo.dealresponse where shopperresponsestatus  in ('accepted','archived')))

select distinct dealid from cte

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Brian CroweDatabase AdministratorCommented:
Another way to do it...

select D.dealid
from dealview AS D
LEFT OUTER JOIN dealview AS DArchived
   ON D.dealid = DArchived.dealid
   AND DArchived.status = 'archived'
LEFT OUTER JOIN dealview AS DAccepted
   ON D.dealid = DAccepted.dealid
   AND DAccepted.status = 'accepted'
WHERE DArchived.dealid IS NULL
   AND DAccepted.dealid IS NULL
tanj1035Author Commented:
Hi Brian, thanks for your reply.

This is how it will show based on my understanding of the virtual tables from your query.  I tried your query, but it did not return a correct result. Do you have any thoughts? Thanks.

         Table D              Table Darchive               Table Daccepted
DealID      Status              DealID      Status                  DealID      Status
   1             sent                  1             archive                  1            accepted
   1             accepted                    
   1             archive      
   2             sent              
   3             saved
tanj1035Author Commented:
Vitor's solution gave me some ideas, and I have modified
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