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Hi, I am trying to retrieve the emp_id from my table by using a combination on first and last name, actually in my app i m allowing the user to select name from a list box, and filling the list box from the user_details table from first and last name column with a space in between, i.e. "Mohit Roy", if the user select the name i want my app to do some operation using the emp_id of that name, please help me to write the query which can retrieve the emp_id using first and last name column with a space between in it. Thanks in advance.

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SELECT CONCAT_WS(' ', `name`, `surname`) AS `emp_id` FROM `employees`


SELECT name || ' ' || surname FROM employees

SQLServer 2005:

SELECT name + ' ' + surname FROM employees

check this ;)
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souvikd 20-Aug-10 5:39am    
hi thanks for replying but it doesnt work, i m trying to do this , please check the following
select emp_id from user_details where first_name +''+ last_name = 'Mohit Roy'
Nyarost 20-Aug-10 5:43am    
don't have SQLServer 2005 near. In MySQL following works:
SELECT * FROM `gifts` WHERE CONCAT_WS(' ', `from`, `ts`) = '1 1'

SELECT (name + ' ' + surname) AS emp_id FROM employees WHERE emp_id = 'Mohit Roy'

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