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Very cool. I wasn't aware of the Any/Some/All operators in SQL. Didn't even know they existed. Learned something from this one.

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I found the reason given lacking as well and was thinking along the lines of the other comments regarding case.

Did learn about the ANY clause though.
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Steve thanks for an eye opening question. Never knew nor would I ever find out about the "some / any" operators.

Now answer the following question:

How many hours have you spent memorizing BOL and MSDN pages for T-SQL in revision 2005?

(Worth hundreds of points)

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

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IF EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.objects WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[Table_1]') AND type in (N'U'))
DROP TABLE [dbo].[Table_1]

/****** Object: Table [dbo].[Table_1] Script Date: 06/20/2008 08:46:22 ******/
SET ANSI_NULLS ON
GO
SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON
GO
CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Table_1](
[column1] [nchar](10) NULL,
[column2] [nchar](10) NULL,
[column3] [nchar](10) NULL,
[column4] [nchar](10) NULL
) ON [PRIMARY]


INSERT [Table_1]
([column1], [column2], [column3], [column4])
VALUES
('Value1', 'Value2', 'Value3', 'Value4')


IF 'Value1' < ANY ( SELECT [column1] FROM [Table_1] )
SELECT '1' TEST1
ELSE
SELECT '0' TEST1;

IF 'Value4' < ANY ( SELECT [column1] FROM [Table_1] )
SELECT '1' TEST2
ELSE
SELECT '0' TEST2;

IF 'Value4' = ANY ( SELECT [column1] FROM [Table_1] )
SELECT '1' TEST3
ELSE
SELECT '0' TEST3;

IF 'Value1' = ANY ( SELECT [column1] FROM [Table_1] )
SELECT '1' TEST4
ELSE
SELECT '0' TEST4;



ONly Test4 returns TRUE!
Please refund us our 2 points!!! BigGrin

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The query shows "value1", not "Value1", which definitely depends on case sensitivity.

however, in any case, "value1" is less than "value2" and the others. Your example bends the rows into columns. This is what the question asked:

/****** Object: Table [dbo].[Table_1] Script Date: 06/20/2008 08:46:22 ******/
SET ANSI_NULLS ON
GO
SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON
GO
CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Table_1](
[column1] [nchar](10) NULL
) ON [PRIMARY]

INSERT [Table_1] ([column1]) VALUES ('Value1')
INSERT [Table_1] ([column1]) VALUES ('Value2')
INSERT [Table_1] ([column1]) VALUES ('Value3')
INSERT [Table_1] ([column1]) VALUES ('Value4')

select * from Table_1
IF 'Value1' < ANY ( SELECT [column1] FROM [Table_1] )
SELECT '1' TEST1
ELSE
SELECT '0' TEST1;

Drop TABLE [dbo].[Table_1]



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Yama,

you have changed the question!!

It's not a table with 4 columns, it's a table with one column 'column1' with 4 values 'value1','value2','value3','value4'



Kev

[whoops - beaten to it by Steve!!]
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Drat! I thought that it was a case-sensitivity trick question, but couldn't remember which case sorts to the top. (And it's cheating to research anything for the QOD, right?)
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Upper case before lower case (http://www.asciitable.com/), remember that we only had upper case way back when.

But do the QOD however you want. Some people want the points, maybe it's a resume bullet, so they'll research or run test code. Some guess to see if they know or if they can make an educated guess.

All's fair in how you do it. It should mean something to you if you participate, whatever that is (learning tool, quiz, indicative of knowledge, etc.).

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I have a different result:

--Assuming that I have the following values in the TimeGroup table (value1, value2, value3, value4), what does this query return?
CREATE TABLE #TimeGroup(column1 VARCHAR(50),column2 VARCHAR(50),column3 VARCHAR(50),column4 VARCHAR(50))
INSERT INTO #TimeGroup(column1, column2,column3, column4) VALUES('value1','value2','value3','value4')

if 'Value1' < any ( select column1 from #TimeGROUP ) select 1 else select 0

DROP TABLE #TimeGroup

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The values are in rows, not columns.

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