Another SQL question

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Fri Jan 30 20:19:06 EST 2009


Hi all.

I am trying to find a way to query a table whose column is in a list  
of values. There is nothing in any SQL book or manual that says how to  
do this. It looks like they want you to build a complex SQL statement  
like:

SELECT * FROM myTable WHERE myColumn = 'this' OR myColumn = 'that' or  
mycolumn...

That would work for a few items but what about for a HUGE list of  
several hundred items? I know Revolution has the syntax "is in" or  
"contains". Does SQL have a similar function?

I tried "LIKE" as in:

SELECT * FROM myTable WHERE myColumn LIKE 'this,that,the other thing'

That returns empty cursors even though those values are in the table  
plain as day.

Bob Sneidar
IT Manager
Logos Management
Calvary Chapel CM




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