October 27, 2010

Generate Numbers Between two Numbers in SQL Server

I was working on a query where I had generate numbers between two numbers in the shortest possible way. Here’s how to do it. In this example, we will be generating all the numbers between 10 and 18 (inclusive of both) using a quick and dirty way

SELECT DISTINCT number
FROM master..spt_values
WHERE number
BETWEEN 10 AND 18

OUTPUT

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As I said, we needed a quick way to generate numbers. If you are looking for Production ready code, check this article here Creating a Number table in T-SQL which offers various ways of generating numbers, including a nice one from Itzik Ben-Gan.


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Suprotim Agarwal, ASP.NET Architecture MVP works as an Architect Consultant and provides consultancy on how to design and develop Web applications.

Suprotim is also the founder and primary contributor to DevCurry, DotNetCurry and SQLServerCurry. He has also written an EBook 51 Recipes using jQuery with ASP.NET Controls.

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