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April 11th, 2006, 02:29 PM
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Divide, Insert a string and append a number from t

Do I just think about doing things in a strange way? Or are these really difficult questions?

I have a number from a table lets say 8000
I need to divide the 8000 by another number lets say 50

8000 / 50 = 160

Then I need to insert a string into another table 160 times appending a number to the end, starting at 1 and ending at 160

I have not got a clue where to start.. has anyone else?

Stuart
April 11th, 2006, 06:58 PM
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You could try something like this:-

Code:
```DECLARE @loop INTEGER
DECLARE @loop_hi INTEGER

CREATE TABLE #numbers (
row_name VARCHAR(30)
)

SELECT @loop = 1,
@loop_hi = 8000 / 50

WHILE @loop <= @loop_hi
BEGIN
INSERT INTO #numbers
(row_name)
VALUES('some string' + CAST(@loop AS VARCHAR(20)))

SELECT @loop = @loop + 1
END```
Although you probably need to limit the number of loops.

As to whether there is a better way I'd have to know more details about the problem.

Kep.

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