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ldrenning
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Posted - 05/31/2006 :  11:13:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is there a way in SQL Server to query for a character that is in a field? ... I have this old table before there was form validation, and I want to get the addresses out of the column that actually have an @.

I want to do something like this.

SELECT
email
FROM
xyz
WHERE
email contains '@'
AND
email contains '.'

any ideas? Will this work?

Thanks,
-L


sshelper
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Posted - 05/31/2006 :  11:19:17  Show Profile  Visit sshelper's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You will use the LIKE function for this:

SELECT email FROM xyz WHERE email LIKE '%@%'

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mr_mist
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Posted - 05/31/2006 :  11:19:59  Show Profile  Visit mr_mist's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You could do similar, if your column is full text indexed -


USE Northwind
GO
SELECT ProductName
FROM Products
WHERE CONTAINS(ProductName, ' "choc*" ')
GO

otherwise you'd be looking at charindex -


SELECT CHARINDEX ('@', columnname) FROM yourtable

OR in your case

SELECT * from yourtable
WHERE CHARINDEX ('@', columnname) > 0

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Edited by - mr_mist on 05/31/2006 11:21:14
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ldrenning
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Posted - 05/31/2006 :  11:24:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks everyone!
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Posted - 05/31/2006 :  11:30:04  Show Profile  Send madhivanan a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
http://vyaskn.tripod.com/handling_email_addresses_in_sql_server.htm

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