Join Using A Substring Function

Jul 30, 2007



Hi All,
I am trying to achieve loading a fact table using my stage and dimesion data , I was planning to use a Lookup transformation to do this, however I am supposed to use a substring task to because the data in the stage table is in adifferent format from that in the dimensions, how do I incorporate this substring task within the data flow, any help is appreciated.

Thanks

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Substring Function

Jun 20, 2008

it's early in the morning (well it is here anyway) and i need a shot of logic...

in the data base i'm currently working with i have a varchar field that holds either a number or a collection of numbers in square brackets. I need to extract the number or the first number in square brackets if it's a list. i know it's gonna be a simple one but my head just won't do it?? i'm trying with substring and charindex to determine the position of the '[' but just not getting it this morning

quick sample of what the data in this column may look like...


declare @t table (col varchar(30))
insert into @t
select '2' union all
select '[5] [4]' union all
select ' [12] [1]'


so i need to get...


col
-------
2
5
12


EDIT-
OK, so i get this to work but only if there is actually square brackets


declare @t table (col varchar(30))
insert into @t
--select '2'union all
select '[5] [4]'union all
select ' [12] [1]'

select col
,substring(col, charindex('[',col)+1, charindex(']',col)-charindex('[',col)-1)
from @t


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hi thanks for your help

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By the way, I just added the TOP 5 myself while testing. It's not in the main query.

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I have a few tables I am trying to join to create a report. Everything was working fine until I tried to add an aggregate Sum function to a column (MaxCap) in table ctfBarn. 

select
x.*, y.division, y.department, y.location
,(right(z.SvcMgrName,len(z.SvcMgrName)-len(left(z.SvcMgrName,CHARINDEX(', ',z.SvcMgrName)-1))-2)+' '+
left(z.SvcMgrName,CHARINDEX(', ',z.SvcMgrName)-1))AS SvcMgrName
,(right(z.SrSvcName,len(z.SrSvcName)-len(left(z.SrSvcName,CHARINDEX(', ',z.SrSvcName)-1))-2)+' '+

[Code] .....

I think I probable need to include a group by but can't figure out the correct syntax.

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