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

FROM master..spt_values
WHERE number



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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