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Split Delimited String (Updated: Multi char delimeters)

By tcartwright,

This UDF will take a delimited string and split it into a table. It has an identity field that is provided solely for uniqueness on the rows, but that can be removed to improve the speed, and optimize it. Sample call :

dbo.fnSplit(, )

@Data - the string to split apart
@Delimiter - the seperator string, if DEFAULT or NULL is sent in, a comma will be used. Updated 12-07-02 Now allows for multi character delimters. EX : SELECT * from dbo.fnSplit('test1<|>test2', '<|>') OR SELECT * from dbo.fnSplit('test1##DELIM##test2', '##DELIM##') Or whatever other delimeter your heart desires. Updated : 12-10-02 Fixed a bug if a 10 char delimiter was sent in it would not properly parse the string.

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