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Function to Split a Delimited String into a Table

By Andy B.,

This function splits a delimited string (up to 4000 characters long) into a single column table. The delimiter can be specified at the time of execution. If not specified, the delimiter defaults to a comma. The default length of each value is 100, but that can easily be changed.
An example for usage:
DECLARE @string NVARCHAR(4000)
DECLARE @instruments TABLE (instrument NVARCHAR(100))
SET @string = 'guitar, flute, snare drum, bass drum, trumpet'
INSERT INTO @instruments (instrument)
SELECT value FROM dbo.fnDStringToTable(@string, ',')
SELECT instrument FROM @instruments

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