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Posted - 10/02/2013 :  22:46:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi all.

I need help with a query.

I trying to generate a list of running numbers from a table. However the field is in varchar format and there may be missing numbers inbetween. Please see the example below

Emp#	Name
E1003	Matthew
E1004	Mark
E1007	Luke
E1009	John

Query I need to formulate.
I will input 1001 and 1010 as parameter.

Emp#	AssignedTo
1003	Mattherw
1004	Mark
1007	Luke
1009	John

Thanks in advance.

In (Som, Ni, Yak)

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Posted - 10/02/2013 :  23:44:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
declare	@emp_start	int,
	@emp_end	int

select	@emp_start = 1001,
	@emp_end = 1010

; with emp_no as
	select	no = @emp_start, emp_no = 'E' + convert(varchar(4), @emp_start)
	union all
	select	no = no + 1, emp_no = 'E' + convert(varchar(4), no + 1)
	from	emp_no
	where	no < @emp_end
select, AssignedTo = e.emp_name
from	emp_no n
	left join emp e	on	n.emp_no = e.emp_no

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