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Hi All,

I have a column in a table which has the values in three combinations

i)Integer values(e.g 6361)
2)Integer values followed by two alphabets (e.g AA6063)
3)Integer values followed by three alphabets (e.g RDE40)

Now i need to get only the integer values in sql query.

I want the results for the above mentioned examples as
i) 6361
ii) 6063
iii) 40

How to get it in Sql Server 2008

Thanks...
Posted 4-Apr-13 23:45pm

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## Solution 1

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Maciej Los 9-Apr-13 1:48am

+5!
Aarti Meswania 9-Apr-13 1:49am

Thank you! :)
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## Solution 2

Solution1 is very good, but uses loops. Alternatively, you can try something like this:

```DECLARE @tmp TABLE (someText VARCHAR(30))

INSERT INTO @tmp (someText)
VALUES('6361')
INSERT INTO @tmp (someText)
VALUES('AA6063')
INSERT INTO @tmp (someText)
VALUES('RDE40')

SELECT someText, CONVERT(INT, SUBSTRING(someText, StartPos, EndPos)) AS MyNumeric
FROM(
SELECT someText, PATINDEX('%[0-9]%',someText) AS StartPos, CASE
WHEN PATINDEX('%[A-Za-z]%',SUBSTRING(someText, PATINDEX('%[0-9]%',someText) +1, LEN(someText)-PATINDEX('%[0-9]%',someText)))=0 THEN LEN(someText)
ELSE PATINDEX('%[A-Za-z]%',SUBSTRING(someText, PATINDEX('%[0-9]%',someText) +1, LEN(someText)-PATINDEX('%[0-9]%',someText)))
END AS EndPos
FROM @tmp) AS T
```

Result:
```someT.. MyNumeric
6361	6361
AA6063	6063
RDE40	40```

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