From: Ed Murphy on
Erland Sommarskog wrote:

> Ed Murphy (emurphy42(a) writes:

>> SELECT Loan#
>> FROM Table1
>> WHERE '-'+Codes+'-' like '-2-'
>> OR '-'+Codes+'-' like '-13-'
>> OR '-'+Codes+'-' like '-1-'
> Seems like some % are missing.

Yes, of course you're right, should be

WHERE '-'+Codes+'-' like '%-2-%'
OR '-'+Codes+'-' like '%-13-%'
OR '-'+Codes+'-' like '%-1-%'

but the approach of "use a stored procedure to copy the data to a
better-normalized table" is probably better. (Oh, and that new
table should probably have an index on the Code column.)