I'd need to have a function that allows me to extract 'fields' from
within the string
I.E. (kinda pseudo code)
declare @foo as varchar(100)
set @foo = "Robert*Camarda*123 Main Street"
select EXTRACT(@foo, '*', 2) ; -- would return 'Camarda'
select EXTRACT(@foo, '*', 3) ;-- returns '123 Main Street'
select EXTRACT(@foo, '*', 0) ;-- would return entire string
select EXTRACT(@foo,'*' , 9) ;-- would return null
Extract( string, text delimiter, occurance)
Anyone have something like this as a user defined function in SQL?
First of all I am a novice here. I am working on a table with a column of URL. I want to seperate the data in the URL delimited by '/'. Eg: http://www.simpletech.com/upgrades/aopen/s661fxm/s661fxmintelp4/
Here I want aopen as manufacturer, s661fxm as model_number and intelp4 as submodel_number. I solved this problem in Oracle using substring and instring. But I have no ides how to achieve this in SQL server. Please..advice me. Thanks in advance.
Hi. Im new to SQL and I need to export a SQL table as a comma delimited text file which is straight forward. However two of the fields are integers and I need these to be right justified with zero's. In Access I would use something like format(columnname, "00000000") to get it to work, but SQL Server doesn't like this. How can I do this?
I have a stored procedure that is passed two values. Both are strings representations of GUID values, the first is a single value, the second is a comma delimited string of values.In the stored procedure I call a split function to separate the comma delimited values into a table and this is used in my WHERE clause to filter my select results.This is an example:
Code: SELECT item.uiGUID as ItemGUID, stores.strStoreName as Store, location.strLocationName as Location FROM tblItems as item INNER JOIN tblStoreLocations as location ON item.uiLocationGUID = location.uiGUID INNER JOIN tblStores as stores ON location.uiStoreGUID = stores.uiGUID WHERE CAST(item.uiGUID as varchar(36)) IN (SELECT Value FROM dbo.Split(',',@ItemGUIDList))
When I run this query in the management studio, passing a list of 5 values in the second parameter, my results include one item for each of the 5 values. However, when I pass the parameters from my ASP project, (I've verified the values I think are being passed are indeed being passed), I only get one item.I believe the error is in my split function. Both split functions return the same results in the SQL management studio, but only one returns the correct results in the the ASP project.
When I use this version of the function it returns the correct table values to the calling application, but it chokes when the item list does not have a trailing comma. I figure that to be a bug in the SQL function.
I've to write a function to return a comma delimited values from a table columns
If a table has Tab1 ( Col1,Col2,Col3).
E.g. as below ( the columnName content I want to use as columns for my pivot table
CREATE FUNCTION [RPT].[GetListOfCol] ( @vCat NVARCHAR(4000) ) RETURNS @PList AS BEGIN SELECT @PList += N', [' + [ColumnName] +']' FROM [ETL].[TableDef] WHERE [IsActive] = 1 AND [Category] = @vCat RETURN; END;
I want out put to be as below, I am getting this output from the select query independently by declaring @Plist variable and passing @vcat value, now I want it to be returned from a function when called from a select query output ,Colum1,column2,....
Consider the following: I have a table, say ORDERS, with these entries -
CustID ProductID 1¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† CAN 2¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 2 3¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 1,2 4¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 4 5¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 1,2,3,4,5,CAN 6¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 10 7¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† CAN 8¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†1,CAN
I'd like to write a script to return only those rows WHERE ProductID = CAN along with other values in the same column. In this example, I'd like to return rows 5 & 8. How can I write this in T-SQL? So, say, check if ProductID has a comma ',' value plus the 'CAN' string. If yes, then return that row. If I use the LIKE operator, it'll return rows 1,5,7, and 8.
I would like solving the following issue using the Patindex function i cannot retrieve or extract the single numeric value as an example in the the values below i would like retrieve the Value 2, but in my result set the value 22 also appears or it is completely omitted.
I have to extract, dayly a list of contacts on a exchange server in a table on our EDW on sql server 2005. Is it possible to get the information directly from a dataflow or i will have to developpe a script task ?
I want to export data from SQL Server2005 to an Excel spreadsheet thru "Data Flow Task". I am using OLE DB for SQL Server for the source connection and a Connection To Excel as my destination source. The Excel spreadsheet (2003) exists and has the first row with column names. I don't have any warnings before trying to execute.
While executing the tasks, I got the error Error: 0xC0202025 at Data Flow Task, Excel Destination : Cannot create an OLE DB accessor. Verify that the column metadata is valid. Error: 0xC004701A at Data Flow Task, DTS.Pipeline: component "Excel Destination" (427) failed the pre-execute phase and returned error code 0xC0202025.
After analysing I found in the DataFlow --> Excel destination --> Advanced Editor for Excel Destination, the default data type for txtRemarks shows as "Unicode string [DT_WSTR]". But this is supposed to be "Unicode text stream [DT_NTEXT]". Even if I change the data type in the design time, It doesn't accept.
I posted this originally in the incorrect forum I believe so I am reposting this in here which I believe is the proper place.
I need to move essentially a flat file from one server to another one and export it into a database on the second server. Does anyone have an easy process to accomplish this? I am currently at a loss. Any advice would be much appreciated.
I'm trying to figure out if it's good design practice to have several pieces of data in a one column. I explain by example. Let's say you build a movie site. Each movie can belong to several categories. A movie can be Action, Adventure, Fantasy and Drama all at once. Assume a database table with all the movies and another table with all the categories. Now how would I associate one movie with several categories? Would it be OK if I add a Category field in the movie table and then add several categories in that, delimited by commas? Sort of like below:
movie_title | movie_rating | category_name--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Pirates of the Carribean | PG-13 | Action,Adventure,FantasyEvil Dead | Unrated | Horrorand so on ...I can then query the database with a LIKE query if I want to select all movies of a certain category. Personally, I don't like this approach to much, but I can't think of another way to achieve this. Well, there is one other, but I like that one even less. I could create another table that links each movie to a category, but his way each movie with several categories would get a new row. Using the table above, Pirates would get three rows in that table. One with Action, one with Adventure and one with Fantasy. Get my drift? It all seems counter-intuitive. Thoughts? Thanks :o)
Hi, I need to export data from SQL server 2000 database into text file uisng Á Delimited. Because my destination database will be teradata. Could you let me know if you have any method for this. Thanks
I was wondering if anyone might be able to say how I could export data captured via a view into a comma delimited csv file.
So far I have tried using BCP to access my view and export to a CSV file, but the CSV file isn't comma delimited. I tried finding examples but couldn't see what I should do to have a comma delimited file. (I'm getting a bit tired now, so I might be missing something!)
I have created a bat file containing the following code:
I'm working on a sales commission report that will show commissions for up to 5 sales reps for each invoice. The invoice detail table contains separate columns for the commission rates payable to each rep, but for some reason the sale srep IDs are combined into one column. The salesrep column may contain null, a single sales rep id, or up to five slaes rep IDs separated by the '~' character.
So I'd like to parse the rep IDs from a single column (salesreplist) in my invoice detail table (below) to multiple columns (RepID1, RepID2, RepID3, RepID4,RepID5) in a temp table so I can more easily calculate the commission amounts for each invoice and sales rep.
Here is my table:
CREATE TABLE invcdtl( invoicenum int, salesreplist [text] NULL, reprate1 int NULL, reprate2 int NULL, reprate3 int NULL, reprate4 int NULL, reprate5 int NULL, )
As you can see, some records have trailing delimiters but some don't. This may be a result of the application's behavior when multiple reps are entered then removed from an invoice. One thing for sure is that when there are multiple reps, the IDs are always separated by '~'
As part of xml parsing, I use multicast to direct output of nodes to their corresponding relational tables and I do have a comma-delimited list for some nodes which basically needs to be converted into rows as illustrated below
I have a package which establishes connection with DB2 server.I dont have any db2 application where i can format query for db2.This is my query in access/sql. can someone help me converting it into a db2 query.i tryed to google and use the functions but i failed and even the error that ssis gives don't help asthey are same for any type of error. Thanks in ADV
SELECT table1.YYYY & table1.MM as MO_YR, table2.CNTRYCD AS CNTRY_CD, Sum(table1.AMT) AS [VALUE] FROM table1 INNER JOIN table2 ON (table1.MM = table2.MM) AND (table1.YYYY = table2.YYYY) WHERE (table1.YYYY BETWEEN YEAR(DATE()) AND YEAR(DATEADD("m",-3,DATE()))) AND (table1.MM BETWEEN MONTH(DATE()) AND MONTH(DATEADD("m",-3,DATE()))) GROUP BY table2.CNTRYCD, table1.YYYY, table1.MM
I need to get some data from an enormous, creaky old SQL 6.5 database.I know nothing about either the data schema (though I believe some sortof documentation exists), nor 6.5 for that matter, having come to SQLServer at 7.0.My clients need the data in comma delimited format.Please, can anyone suggest any possibilities? One thing that occurredto me might be to create an Access application, use an ODBC link to theSQL DB, and then leverage Access' not inconsiderable functionality toget the data out.Does anyone foresee any problems with this, or any better ways?Forever in your debt.Edward--The reading group's reading group:http://www.bookgroup.org.uk
Obviously to get the data I cansimply do an outerjoin to get all contact data then all questions, and answers that exist... but that will obviously return tabular data with one row per each answer... Does anyone have any ideas on how to do this using just SQL? I can pull the data and write a function that spits it out to text using the Stringbuilder class and some logic, but I'm thinking this must be possible in SQL natively... any help would be more than appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Hello,Please see the original data below. I would like to extract the accountwith the earliest opening date only, and leave all the accounts openedafter that out. Could anybody help me with the query? Thanks a lot!Original Dataperson_idaccountopen_date1000111111115/15/20031000122222226/20/20041000133333332/16/2005Ideal Outputperson_idaccountopen_date1000111111115/15/2003
Hi,Anybody have an idea of copying data from tables of a database to anotherdatabase. It should be a choice to select all tables, single table orseveral tables.For them knowing Oracle it is possible to do it with 'exp', where you canchoose to script the database with or without data. So I am trying to getalike to MSSQL. The job is to unload data from a database with onestructure to another database with another structure.Thanks in advanceBest regardsTom Frank
I have a problem with a PIPE "|" delimited flat file. I have a column "Description" in which we get a string in which we have PIPE "|" as data. How we can skip this and load it as a data into the column Description.