sql server query

Posted on 2016-08-02
Last Modified: 2016-08-02
I have a table with chords and scale types. I would like to choose a chord for this explanation a "cmin" and return the rows where cmin appears in anyof the columns from 1 to dim7
not sure how to do that

here's example data

ID      ScaleType      i      ii      iii      iv      v      vi      vii      Dim7      Tonic      GridLength
1      Major      C maj      D min      E min      F maj      G maj      A min      B dim      -      C      7
2      Minor      C min      D min      D# maj      F min      G min      G# maj      A# maj      -      C      7
3      Dorian      C min      D min      D# maj      F maj      G min      A dim      A# maj      -      C      7
4      Mixolydian      C maj      D min      E dim      F maj      G min      A min      A# maj      -      C      7
5      Lydian      C maj      D maj      E min      F# dim      G maj      A min      B min      -      C      7
6      Phrygian      C min      C# maj      D# maj      F min      G dim      G# maj      A# min      -      C      7
7      Locrian      C dim      C# maj      D# min      F min      F# maj      G# maj      A# min      -      C      7
8      Diminished      C dim      C# dim      D# dim      E dim      F# dim      G dim      A dim      A# dim      C      8
9      Whole-half      C dim      D dim      D# dim      F dim      F# dim      G# dim      A dim      B dim      C      8
10      Whole Tone      C aug      D aug      E aug      F# aug      G# aug      A# aug      -      -      C      6
11      Minor Blues      C sus      D# min      F sus2      D# min      F sus2      D# min      -      -      C      6
12      Minor Pentatonic      A# sus2      C min      D# sus2      F sus2      D# maj      -      -      -      C      5
13      Major Pentatonic      A min      C sus2      D sus2      C maj      G sus2      -      -      -      C      5
14      Harmonic Minor      C min      D dim      D# Aug      F min      G maj      G# maj      B dim      -      C      7
Question by:PeterBaileyUk
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declare @search as varchar = 'c min'

from that_table
where  i   = @search
or   ii     =@search
or  iii     = @search
or iv     = @search
or v      = @search
or vi        = @search
or vii        = @search
or Dim7   = @search

Author Closing Comment

ID: 41738817
thank you
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Expert Comment

ID: 41738820
a pleasure, thank you

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