Thursday, October 21, 2010

Find rows with lower case characters in SQL Server

Table - Test
Column - col1

SELECT *
FROM Test
WHERE col1
LIKE '%[abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz]%'
collate Latin1_General_CS_AS

3 comments:

  1. I have a product name table with products names collected both in upper and lower cases. I want to pull out product names that start with lower/uppper cases.

    Can this help ?

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  2. Hi Mayukaha,

    The aforementioned query is to return rows when atleast one lower character present in the value.

    For your requirement, try the following queries. I've just used "product_name" as the tbale name and "name" as the column name
    1) Find product names start with an upper case character

    select * from product_name where
    LEFT(name,1) = UPPER(LEFT(name,1)) COLLATE Latin1_General_CS_AS

    2) Find product names start with an lower case character

    select * from product_name where
    LEFT(name,1) = LOWER(LEFT(name,1)) COLLATE Latin1_General_CS_AS

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