I was looking for an equivalent ORACLE INSTR Function in MSSQL but I
don´t found it and I don´t know if it exist so I must to write it and
this is the code. Maybe it will be helful to you:
Looks for a string inside another string and returns an integer
that correspond to the position of first ocurrence.
- strSource. Contains the string where the functions look for the
- strToFind. Contains the string to look for inside strSource
- Integer value indicating the position of first occurrence of
strToFind in strSource
CREATE FUNCTION posSubString
@strToFind varchar(200)) RETURNS int
Hi,In SQL SERVER 2005 Database I have a field called MedNames with values such as "sodium % 34ml" "desx chloride 9 % 76ml"I need to return the words before and including % so "sodium % 34ml" should return ""sodium % " Is it possible to do it in a select statement? I need to populate a dropdownlist with the shortened names.Thanks
In VB there is InStr, in Excel you have SEARCH. what function can i use to search a string for a specific string. ie: how can i find where a space is in someones name?
our database has a table that is used for security. it contains a user code, user name and passcode. i need to split the username (currently forename and surname in same field) into two, around the space.
in VB i would write something like strFName = left(<usernamefield>,InStr(1,<usernamefield>," ")-1) to get the forename and similar to get the surname. how can i do this in SQL so that a view will supply the data apprpriately?
one of the reasons i want to do this is so that i can sort the users by surname! another is so that i can give options on their usercode - a combination of forename initial and 2 characters from surname.
Hello there... I am looking for the function that is the same as InStr in Access for SQL server. I have a column that has format like this.. Lastname,Firstname Middlename... This column doesn't separate each one of them. However I need to separate Lastname and Firstname and Middlename.. I was told that in Access there is function(InStr) that can find a position of comma and separate it as Lastname like that.... I was searching BOL but I couldn't find like this function in SQL Server.. So I need help:-)))) Because everybody has a different length of the lastname, I have a problem. I can not use SUBSTRING or LEFT or RIGHT because of the varying position of comma ...
I went to Microsoft to find some info about the function Instr. I need to perform a search with a string similar to their example I found below. Can anyone explain to me Microsoft's example?? I am little confused by the parameters used and the explanation it gives back to me??
Dim SearchString, SearchChar, MyPos SearchString ="XXpXXpXXPXXP" ' String to search in. SearchChar = "P" ' Search for "P". MyPos = Instr(4, SearchString, SearchChar, 1) ' A textual comparison starting at position 4. Returns 6. MyPos = Instr(1, SearchString, SearchChar, 0) ' A binary comparison starting at position 1. Returns 9. MyPos = Instr(SearchString, SearchChar) ' Comparison is binary by default (last argument is omitted). Returns 9. MyPos = Instr(1, SearchString, "W") ' A binary comparison starting at position 1. Returns 0 ("W" is not found).
My problem is this:
I need to scan within SearchString for blanks/spaces characters. When I find one, then place the values to the left and right of it in seperate columns. For example, I would need to scan 'John Smith A' and then place 'John' in FirstName column, 'Smith' in LastName column, and 'A' in MidName column.
I think this is how my code would read, but I am confused on how to place the results into my table to the correct columns?
my search string would be SearchString = 'John Smith A' my SearchChar would be SearchChar = ' ' (note I am searching for a space/blank character)
So would then my code be like:
Dim SearchString, SearchChar, MyPos SearchString = 'John Smith A' SearchChar = ' ' MyPos = Instr(1, SearchString, SearchChar, 0)
How do I get whatever is returned from the Instr function to a column in a table??
My SQL is extremly rusted so I need some help with a very basic function. I have a character field which is built up using a category code + '-' + number. The problem I have is that the category codes are all different lengths and the items were added using 9 instead of 09. I'm trying to clean up the data so that the same item with e.g. category code DZ20 cannot be added as DZ20-1 and DZ20-01. How do I find the position of the '-' in the Query Analyser for MSSQL 2000?
I have a stored procedure that raises an error just fine, but the problem is when i want to catch that particular error in client code, how do i go able doing so, i want to display a message in a label when that particular error occurs.
right now all i know about the raiserror function is RAISERROR("Message", Severity, Stage) how do i give it number so i can catch it in code?
I am trying to convert a complex function from Oracle to SQL Serverand have come across Oracle's Instr() function. I see SQL Server hasCHARINDEX() which is similar, however it does not provide some keyfunctionality I need. Here is an example of the Oracle code:if Instr( sTg , cDelim, 1, 3 ) > 0 thensd := SubStr( sTg, Instr( sTg , cDelim, 1, 1 ) + 1, Instr( sTg,cDelim, 1, 2 ) - Instr( sTg , cDelim, 1, 1 ) - 1)end if;Has anybody converted anything similar to this within SQL Server? Anyhelp is GREATLY appreciated!Thanks.
TASK: At my work we want to categorize and summarize all our IIS web logs and make statistics from it and such. What I need to do is take the browser type from a certain column in the table. All the information is stored in 1 column, and I figure an instr function would be best to do this. I am new to SQL, so I was told to look up the cursor function. In summary, I want to take all the IIS data and match it up against a defined table and then have a sum function for each browser.
Here are some examples of what the column data looks like: (found in the [csMethod] column
I made a define table which lists an ID (primary key) and instr to search for as well as the full browser name. (define.browser)
ID# INSTR# BROWSER NAME ############################### 1___Opera+7_______Opera 7 2___Opera/9_______Opera 9 3___Safari/_______Safari 4___Firefox/1.0___Mozilla Firefox 1.0 5___Firefox/1.5___Mozilla Firefox 1.5 6___Firefox/2.0___Mozilla Firefox 2.0 7___MSIE+5.5______Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 8___MSIE+5________Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 9___MSIE+6________Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 10___MSIE+7________Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 11_________________OTHER BROWSER
I am having problems getting a cursor to work. Are there any good tutorials out there, or can anyone be of assistance. Thank you in advance.
I have some data-- specifically times for cell phone usage in the format of (7:00, 15:51, 1,200:45, etc). I need to find a way to remove the ":" and the ","-- sum the data and then return it to its previous format of (7:00, 15:51, 1,200:45, etc). Does anyone have some code they could post??
string2 is the substring to search for in string1.
start_position is the position in string1 where the search will start. This argument is optional. If omitted, it defaults to 1. The first position in the string is 1. If the start_position is negative, the function counts back start_position number of characters from the end of string1 and then searches towards the beginning of string1.
nth_appearance is the nth appearance of string2. This is optional. If omiited, it defaults to 1.
In SQL Server, we are having CHARINDEX and PATINDEX functions. But they will not accept the fourth paremeter (nth_appearance)
i was planning to create a database migration tool .. its a certain database of a DMS (document management system) to another DMS (two different DMS)... from DMS using msde 2000 server .. and tranfer to a DMS using a postgre sql or mssql .. depends ..
they have different table structures and names . . :D
i was thing of what language shall i use.. or what language is the best to work on this kind of project :)
Does enabling/disabling Data Execution Prevention have a performanceimpact on SQL 2000 or SQL 2005?For SQL best performance - how should I configure for:Processor Scheduling:Programs or Background servicesMemory Usage:Programs or System Cache
I am a bit new to the MSSQL server. In our application, we use so many SQL queries. To imporve the performance, we used the Database enigine Tuning tool to create the indexes. The older version of the application supports MSSQL 2000 also. To re-create these new indexes, I have an issue in running these "CREATE INDEX" commands as the statements generated for index creation are done in MSSQL 2005. The statements include "INCLUDES" keyword which is supported in MSSQL 2005 but not in MSSQL 2000.
CREATE INDEX IND_001_PPM_PA ON PPM_PROCESS_ACTIVITY
I am currently work on mssql 6.5. On my workstation, I have mssql 6.5 cient software.
However, I would like to install mssql 7.0 server on my nt workstation and work with it to become familiar with 7.0. Can I install mssql 7.0 server on my nt workstation? Can mssql 6.5 client coexist with mssql 7.0 on the same machine if they are in different directories?
Ben writes "I have a sql script that doesn't function very well when it's executed on a SQL 2000 server.
The scrpt looks like this:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- USE [master] GO IF NOT EXISTS (SELECT * FROM master.dbo.syslogins WHERE loginname = N'SSDBUSERNAME') EXEC sp_addlogin N'SSDBUSERNAME', N'SSDBPASSWORD' GO GRANT ADMINISTER BULK OPERATIONS TO [SSDBUSERNAME] GO GRANT AUTHENTICATE SERVER TO [SSDBUSERNAME] GO GRANT CONNECT SQL TO [SSDBUSERNAME] GO GRANT CONTROL SERVER TO [SSDBUSERNAME] GO GRANT CREATE ANY DATABASE TO [SSDBUSERNAME] GO USE [master] GO If EXISTS (Select * FROM master.dbo.syslogins WHERE loginname = N'SSDBUSERNAME') ALTER LOGIN [SSDBUSERNAME] WITH PASSWORD=N'SSDBPASSWORD' GO GRANT ADMINISTER BULK OPERATIONS TO [SSDBUSERNAME] GO GRANT AUTHENTICATE SERVER TO [SSDBUSERNAME] GO GRANT CONNECT SQL TO [SSDBUSERNAME] GO GRANT CONTROL SERVER TO [SSDBUSERNAME] GO GRANT CREATE ANY DATABASE TO [SSDBUSERNAME] GO USE [master] GO IF EXISTS (select * from dbo.sysdatabases where name = 'ISIZ') DROP DATABASE [ISIZ] GO USE [SurveyData] GO exec sp_adduser 'SSDBUSERNAME' GRANT INSERT, UPDATE, SELECT, DELETE TO SSDBUSERNAME GO USE [SurveyManagement] GO exec sp_adduser 'SSDBUSERNAME' GRANT INSERT, UPDATE, SELECT, DELETE TO SSDBUSERNAME ---------------------------------------------------------------
I need to be converted to a script that can be executed on both MSSQL 2000 and MSSQL 2005.
I was wondering if somebody there could help me with this problem?!
I've been tasked to move our production databases on MSSQL 2000 to 2005. I've supported MSSQL since version 6.5 and performed migrations to successor versions.
Current Environment is MSSQL 2000 32-bit with current Service Packs.
I've performed mock migrations on Test servers upgrading all Production instances simultaneously from MSSQL 2000 to 2005 32-bit. The Test environment is identical to Production minus server name, IP etc. Also I have a separate server with MSSQL 2005 installed where I use the DETACH / ATTACH and BACKUP / RESTORE method for migration / acceptance testing. There are approximately 30 databases totaling 70 GB. This has gone as expected and fairly successful. Vendors have been coordinated with to update code and staff for acceptance testing.
I'd prefer going directly to MSSQL 2005 64-bit instead if possible due to memory benefits etc. This is where I'd like some feedback prior to borrowing a 64-bit server for testing.
1. Is it better to migrate from MSSQL 2000 32-bit to 2005 64-bit via: a. DETACH / ATTACH b. BACKUP / RESTORE c. Is one method more advantageous relating to the end result? 2. Regarding XP clients, have issues been experienced with the default SQL Server driver or is an alternate recommended for XP clients to connect to a MSSQL 64-bit server databases? 3. If you have performed this migration and have relevant experience please pass them along.
DB is developed on local computer with MSSQL 2005 Express. My host is on MSSQL 2005 workgroup. Are they compatible, because I am getting errors? Is my approach wrong?
I have tried several approaches.
A) I created a backup of database on my local, then placed a copy on the server. Then I tried to restore through Server Management Studio. I get this error.
TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch. (Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo)
The backed-up database has on-disk structure version 611. The server supports version 539 and cannot restore or upgrade this database.
RESTORE FILELIST is terminating abnormally. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 3169)
For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&ProdVer=08.00.2039&EvtSrc=MSSQLServer&EvtID=3169&LinkId=20476
B: I also have tried copying the database. I put it in the same path as the other databases that can be read with server management studio on the server. Then, tried to get to it through server managements studio and it did not appear. So I tried to attach it. Then I received this error:
TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
Attach database failed for Server 'MROACH1'. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo)
For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&ProdVer=9.00.2047.00&EvtSrc=Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.ExceptionTemplates.FailedOperationExceptionText&EvtID=Attach+database+Server&LinkId=20476
An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch. (Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo)
Could not find row in sysindexes for database ID 10, object ID 1, index ID 1. Run DBCC CHECKTABLE on sysindexes.
Could not open new database 'LodgingDB'. CREATE DATABASE is aborted. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 602)
For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&EvtSrc=MSSQLServer&EvtID=602&LinkId=20476
C: I have also tried opening the Database, and back up file through Server Management Studio. without success.
D: I also tried Windows and Software update at microsoft update, but no updates were recommended for Version on Server.
I'm surprised this is so hard. My original data base was created in same family of software. 2005 MS SQL Express. I could use some direct help from someone experienced with this. Am I doing it wrong or are the DB versions incompatible.
Is there any way I can retrieve the result set of a Stored Procedurein a function.ALTER FUNCTION dbo.fn_GroupDeviceLink(@groupID numeric)RETURNS @groupDeviceLink TABLE (GroupID numeric, DeviceID numeric)ASBEGINDeclare @command nvarchar(255)SELECT @command = Condition// @command is an SQL string or stored procedue nameFROM DeviceGroupWHERE GroupID = @groupIDINSERT @groupDeviceLinkEXEC @commandRETURNENDIs there any way i can do anything like this. @command is a variableholding the name of a stored produre. I need to run that storedprocure and return the values in such a way that they can be used in aSELECT StatementMy goal is SELECT * FROM Device INNER JOINdbo.fn_GroupDeviceLink(@groupID) ON ....this fn_GroupDeviceLink should run the proper stored procedure andreturn the values. What i also want to do is play with that result setof the specific stored procedure before i return it. Is this possible?If not, what is the work arround?ThanksMark
I have this function in access I need to be able to use in ms sql. Having problems trying to get it to work. The function gets rid of the leading zeros if the field being past dosn't have any non number characters.For example:TrimZero("000000001023") > "1023"TrimZero("E1025") > "E1025"TrimZero("000000021021") > "21021"TrimZero("R5545") > "R5545"Here is the function that works in access:Public Function TrimZero(strField As Variant) As String Dim strReturn As String If IsNull(strField) = True Then strReturn = "" Else strReturn = strField Do While Left(strReturn, 1) = "0" strReturn = Mid(strReturn, 2) Loop End If TrimZero = strReturnEnd Function
We are now on mssql version 7.0, sp2. The application was upgraded from mssql 6.5 to mssql 7.0 several weeks ago
Although we are not suppose to do so, two stored procedures were put into production with the "WITH RECOMPILE' option under mssql 7.0, sp2.
During a nightly run yesterday, these 2 procedures ran extremely slow and blocked others trying to run other stored procedures. We know why becuase of the behaviour of the 'with recompile' option.
In researching this, we noticed that Microsoft speaks in mssql 7.0about the possible slowness if there are 'temp' tables involved here but these 2 procedures do not create or use 'temp' tables.
We removed the 'with recompile' option statements from the two stored procedures and they ran fine and quickly.
The with recompile was put there because of arithmatic overflows with some data in . Since we took them out, we will need to get a workaround. My concerns is:
1) The stored procedures 'with recompile' under mssql 6.5 ran fine but under mssql 7.0, the stored procedures ran extremely slow. Does any one have any information on why stored procs with 'with recompile' would run differently under mssql 6.5 and mssql 7.0?
Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.