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I am not sure how to create an sql server query that will return the strings that have no numeric characters in them and then another that has ability to return mixed i.e A'4'.

The field word only holds one word.

so:
'0'
'001001101'
'F1'
'1f'
 would not be returned

words :

'sweeper'
'bhp'

would be returned the field name is word from Tblwords
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Question by:PeterBaileyUk
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by:PeterBaileyUk
ID: 41787404
ive just tried:
use Dictionary
select word
from TblWords
where word is not null and word not like'%[0-9]'
group by word
order by word

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thats giving me where there is mixture of alpha numeric.

thats one part done

the alpha characters only i cannot word out can i do A-z ?
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Vitor Montalvão earned 2000 total points
ID: 41787405
You can use PATINDEX:
SELECT *
FROM tblWords
WHERE PATINDEX('%[0-9]%',Word)=0

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by:PeterBaileyUk
ID: 41787407
and failed with this:
use Dictionary
select word
from TblWords
where word is not null and word like'[A-Z][a-z]'
group by word
order by word

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by:PeterBaileyUk
ID: 41787408
thank you Vitor
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