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anishap
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Posted - 09/17/2010 :  15:54:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a table with column TYPE1, TYPE2, TYPE3, TYPE4. I want to select rows that doesn't have 'METALS' in any of these 4 columns.

I tried to query using 'OR' OPERATOR but it won't work.

Can any one help me with this?

Thanks

Vinnie881
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Posted - 09/17/2010 :  15:59:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
you want a AND operator not OR

Slect * from mytable where
not type1 = 'METALS'
and
not type2 = 'METALS'
and
not type3 = 'METALS'
and
not type4 = 'METALS'



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visakh16
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Posted - 09/18/2010 :  09:14:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i prefer using column <> rather than not column =

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rohitvishwakarma
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Posted - 09/20/2010 :  05:39:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
SELECT * FROM mytable WHERE
type1 <> 'METALS' AND
type2 <> 'METALS' AND
type3 <> 'METALS' AND
type4 <> 'METALS'
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