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How To Identify Records From Two Different SQL Tables

I need to identify records (BY THEIR FIRST SIX (6)) digits between two tables.  I using the below SQL statement:

SELECT TABLE2.COMPANY_ID AS ACCOUNTS_WITH_A_STATUS, TABLE1.ACCOUNT AS MATCHING_ACCOUNTS
FROM TABLE1
JOIN TABLE2 ON TABLE1.ACCOUNT = TABLE1.ACCOUNT
WHERE TABLE2.STATUS = 'A' AND TABLE2.COMPANY_ID + '%%%%%%' LIKE '%%%%%%' + TABLE1.ACCOUNT + '%%%%%%'

At first, this query seemed to work, however, it seems to be matching the LAST six digits, instead of the FIRST six digits.  Please see attachment.  Any assistance with this issue would be greatly appreciated.
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Olaf DoschkeSoftware DeveloperCommented:
% is the joker any number of any characters. You want to use _ for any single character or [0-9] for a digit, so the LIKE pattern for 6 digits is '[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]'.

If you want the first 6 character to match, keep it simple, use LEFT(table1.column,6) = LEFT(table2.column,6).

col LIKE '[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]' will match any 6 digit number, but you want them to be same, not any number, don't you?

Bye, Olaf.
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Member_2_7970395Author Commented:
It worked perfectly!!  Thank you very much!!
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