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  • MS SQL Query Problem

    Why is the count from line 3 returning zero??

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    Re: MS SQL Query Problem

    That looks like it should work. Only thing that comes to mind is if the Plaintiff_Type has some extra character or space at the end?

    Try this

    SELECT COUNT(ID) AS Row_Count FROM dbo.Plaintiff_Types WHERE Plantiff_Type LIKE '%Appellant%'




    Edit: Not that it matters but you have Plantiff_Type rather than Plaintiff_Type. Doesn't affect your case .. just pointing that out.
    Last edited by iRadiate; 10-29-2019, 07:25 PM. Reason: Edit
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      Re: MS SQL Query Problem

      Are you sure the value is "Appellant"?
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        Re: MS SQL Query Problem

        Originally posted by iRadiate View Post
        That looks like it should work. Only thing that comes to mind is if the Plaintiff_Type has some extra character or space at the end?

        Try this

        SELECT COUNT(ID) AS Row_Count FROM dbo.Plaintiff_Types WHERE Plantiff_Type LIKE '%Appellant%'




        Edit: Not that it matters but you have Plantiff_Type rather than Plaintiff_Type. Doesn't affect your case .. just pointing that out.

        The field name is misspelled and to correct it and the rest of the app isn't worth the time.


        Turns out there seems to be an extra, and hidden, character on the end of each row. SELECT COUNT(ID) AS Row_Count FROM dbo.Plaintiff_Types WHERE Plantiff_Type like 'Appellant%' works. So I ran UPDATE dbo.Plaintiff_Types SET Plantiff_Type = RTRIM(Plantiff_Type). That still didn't fix the problem. The data in the table was imported from a flat file. If I edit the table directly and add a new row then the count works for that new row.

        There are only 65 imported rows so I manually went to each one deleting what looks like a space (but isn't) at the end of each row. Now the original query run as it should.
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