SQL Declare

I have the following list of items I want to use in an " IN " statement and would like to declare them at the beginning.  What's the best way to handle this.

SET @APPTTYPE = '('BOTOX', 'CONSLT20', 'CONSLT30', 'CONSLT40', 'CONSLT50', 'CONSLT60', 'EMG/NCS', 'EN20', 'EN30', 'EN40', 'EN50',
                      'EN60', 'EO20', 'EO30', 'EO40', 'EO50', 'EO60', 'JNT INJ', 'MVA')'
Joel BrownIT DirectorAsked:
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Data DudeCommented:
Ug  {dramatic pause for effect}  ly.

A better idea rather than dynamic SQL, and the increased risk of making a typo, would be to create a temp table (or even better a physical table) to store those values, then you can JOIN.
CREATE TABLE APPTTYPE (appttype varchar(100)) 

INSERT INTO APPTTYPE (appttype) 
VALUES ('BOTOX'), ('CONSLT20'), ('CONSLT30'), ('you get the idea') 

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Then in SQL use the below JOIN, which will filter on only those values in APPTTYPE.appttype
SELECT blah, blah, blah
FROM YourTable yt
   JOIN APPTTYPE at ON yt.whatever = at.appttype

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Replace APPTTYPE with the temp table #appttype if that floats your boat.

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