PATINDEX And '[' Character

Hi all

Using SQL Server 2000 SP3 on WIn2K Pro with SP2.

When I do this

SELECT PATINDEX('%[%', 'ABC[DEF')
GO

I get a result of 0, when I would expect a result of 4.



This works as I expect:

SELECT PATINDEX('%]%', 'ABC]DEF')
GO


I must be missing something really obvious here Any help would be
appreciated.



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Patindex To Find Special Character And Next 6 Digits

I am creating a view to pull data for a UPS integration I am doing. I currently have this view where I pull my data from. All is well accept for my PATINDEX,

Currently I have this PATINDEX So when a user puts this into delivery instructions "#999999" UPS_FINAL returns 999999 which is good for me to use. But The PATINDEX will also grab all kinds of neat stuff out of the delivery instructions field when I really only want whatever is after the # sign in the field.

I am new to sql and dont quite understand how this search is working but I think I am in need of a better way to search the field



Code:


WHEN SUBSTRING(P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_hdr.delivery_instructions, PATINDEX('%[^a-z ]%', P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_hdr.delivery_instructions) + 1, 6) IS NULL

THEN dbo.Address_Table.ups_code

ELSE SUBSTRING(P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_hdr.delivery_instructions,
PATINDEX('%[^a-z ]%', P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_hdr.delivery_instructions) + 1, 6) END AS UPS_FINAL


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
What I am looking to accomplish is a SUBSTRING that will search delivery_instructions



Code:


SELECT

TOP (100) PERCENT P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_pick_ticket.pick_ticket_no,
P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_hdr.order_no, P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_hdr.customer_id,
P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_hdr.ship2_name, P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_hdr.ship2_add1,
P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_hdr.ship2_add2,
P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_hdr.ship2_city,
P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_hdr.ship2_state,
P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_hdr.ship2_zip,
P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_hdr.po_no,
P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_pick_ticket.carrier_id AS Carrier,
P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_pick_ticket.carrier_id AS Supplier,

P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_hdr.cod_flag,
P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_hdr.terms,
P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_hdr.ship2_country,
P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_hdr.ship_to_phone,
P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_hdr.delivery_instructions,
dbo.Address_Table.ups_code,

-----------Looks for special character and returns next 6 spaces as UPS_Shipper----------

SUBSTRING(P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_hdr.delivery_instructions, PATINDEX('%[^a-z ]%',

P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_hdr.delivery_instructions) + 1, 6)
AS UPS_Shipper,

------------------Checks view for email address or assigns alternate------------------
(CASE WHEN charindex('@', p21_view_contacts.email_address) > 0 THEN p21_view_contacts.email_address ELSE

'email@domain.com' END) AS alternate_address,

'Y' AS QVN, 'email@domain.com' AS failureaddress,

P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_contacts.email_address,

------------When carrier_id is not one of these # then Null; else ------------------------------

CASE WHEN P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_pick_ticket.carrier_id NOT IN (105188, 105191, 105194, 105197, 105200,

105203, 105206, 105209, 105212) THEN NULL

----------------- Looks for special Character in delivery_instructions; if NULL then ups_code;
ELSE return value from delivery_instructions as UPS_Final--------------------

WHEN SUBSTRING(P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_hdr.delivery_instructions,
PATINDEX('%[^a-z ]%', P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_hdr.delivery_instructions) + 1, 6) IS NULL
THEN dbo.Address_Table.ups_code
ELSE SUBSTRING(P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_hdr.delivery_instructions,
PATINDEX('%[^a-z ]%', P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_hdr.delivery_instructions) + 1, 6) END AS UPS_FINAL


FROM dbo.Address_Table INNER JOIN
P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_pick_ticket INNER JOIN
P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_hdr ON P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_pick_ticket.order_no =

P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_hdr.order_no ON
dbo.Address_Table.id = P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_hdr.customer_id LEFT OUTER JOIN
P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_contacts ON P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_hdr.contact_id = P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_contacts.id

WHERE
(P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_hdr.completed <> 'Y')
AND (P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_hdr.delete_flag <> 'Y')
AND (P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_hdr.will_call <> 'Y')
ORDER BY P21PLAY.dbo.p21_view_oe_pick_ticket.pick_ticket_no



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