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Smooshing String Function

By jberke,

Smooshing - The act of removing all non-alphanumeric characters from a string.

We have found several areas of our application where we need to perform cleaning on strings. The following is a SQL function which can be used to remove any non-alphanumeric characters.

To use the function create the script and then SELECT dbo.fn_SmooshIt('B?\RU.,C>}E') will result in 'Bruce' being selected.

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