Another SQL question
len-morgan at crcom.net
Sat Jan 31 09:22:34 EST 2009
SELECT * FROM myTable WHERE myColumn IN ('this','that',.....)
It's standard SQL (I'm pretty sure - I've been using that form for 10+
years with Postgres.
Bob Sneidar wrote:
> <div class="moz-text-flowed">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
> SELECT * FROM myTable WHERE myColumn = 'this' OR myColumn = 'that' or
> 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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