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Sql Filter [message #390921] Tue, 10 March 2009 05:41 Go to next message
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Registered: March 2009
Location: Nairobi, kenya
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Hello Good Sql pals,
Lets say I have like 3000 records or receipts arranged in order of receipt number e.g. receipt 20001 to receipt 23001.
Now receipt 22991, receipt 21222 and receipt 22456 are missing. How can I write a Sql query that will pick out the missing receipts?
Or how will I query the points where the sequence is broken?
Re: Sql Filter [message #390923 is a reply to message #390921] Tue, 10 March 2009 05:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You could use the lead() or lag() analytic functions.

Re: Sql Filter [message #390924 is a reply to message #390921] Tue, 10 March 2009 05:47 Go to previous message
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Option 1) Use a row generator to generate a complete list of sequence numbers, and outer join/minus this list with the numbers you actually have

Option 2) Use the Lead analytic functions to compare the next number in the list to the current number +1.
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