I was working on a query where I had generate numbers between two numbers in the shortest possible way. Here’s how to do it. In this example, we will be generating all the numbers between 10 and 18 (inclusive of both) using a quick and dirty way
SELECT DISTINCT numberFROM master..spt_valuesWHERE numberBETWEEN 10 AND 18As I said, we needed a quick way to generate numbers. If you are looking for Production ready code, check this article here Creating a Number table in T-SQL which offers various ways of generating numbers, including a nice one from Itzik Ben-Gan.