troubleshooting Question

Saving more than one value from multiple drop down menu

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I have a form that posts values from a multiple selection drop down menu. I am using SQL DB.
I am trying to figure out what is the best way to save those selections.

Example.

the options on the drop down menu are:

Text       |   Value
Approved   |  1
Closed   |  2
Pending   |  3
Expired   |  4

etc.

User can make more than one selection, and the values would end up being something like:  1,3,4

I can save those comma separated values into a nvarchar field for example. If I do this how can I then retrieve them to show those values in the edit page, so that the drop down menu shows all the selections that were made ?  If I pass 1,3,4  will the drop down menu shows all those selections highlighted and understand the commas are separating each value ?   Do I need to retrieve the values with a specific query ?

I haven't done this so far so I apologize if it sounds like a silly question.
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