SQL Puzzle | Rows with at least one integer value or one alphabet – Single SELECT

In this puzzle you have to find out rows where you have at least one integer value or one alphabet in a single SELECT T-SQL statement. For more details please check the sample input and expected output.

Sample Input

Id Vals
1 Paw# 67
2 Pa67
3 21(Pawan)
4 Pawan’s
5 Pawan I
6 $
7 ((****(((()))

Expected Output

Id Vals
1 Paw# 67
2 Pa67
3 21(Pawan)
4 Pawan’s
5 Pawan I

Script

Use below script to create table and insert sample data into it.

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CREATE TABLE TestCharsAndDigits
(
     Id INT IDENTITY ( 1 , 1 )
	,Vals VARCHAR(100)
)
GO

INSERT INTO TestCharsAndDigits(Vals) VALUES
('Paw# 67'),
('Pa67'),
('21(Pawan)'),
('Pawan''s'),
('Pawan I'),
('$'),
('((****(((()))')
GO

SELECT * FROM TestCharsAndDigits
GO

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Rules/Restrictions

The solution should be should use “SELECT” statement or “CTE”.

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Solution – 1

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SELECT * FROM TestCharsAndDigits WHERE Vals LIKE '%[a-zA-Z0-9]%'

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Output-1

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Id          Vals
----------- ---------------
1           Paw# 67
2           Pa67
3           21(Pawan)
4           Pawan's
5           Pawan I

(5 rows affected)


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