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How to Convert Semi colon Separated Values into Column


How to Convert Semi colon Separated Values into Column

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joshtheflame
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I am working on a integration project where I am receiving three string parameters ItemCode ItemName Amount

and values will be in this format

ItemCod Parameter values
T1;T2;T3;

ItemName Parameter values
Pencil Box;Eraser;Mouse Pad;

Amount Paramter values
1900;2000;8900;

Now I would like to have a procedure in which i would receive these parameters and the query will convert this as column and records. I am not a SQLServer guy so somebody proposed a solution but it is limited to two records only where my requirement is as many records depends on the number of semi colon separated strings. The defined structure is that all parameters will have equal number of values.

here is the solution somebody gave it to me.


INSERT INTO t
(cod, name)
VALUES
('T1;T2;T3;T4;T5;',
'Pencil Box;Eraser;Board Marker;Trimmer;Ball Point;');


SELECT
CAST('<r>'+REPLACE(cod,';','</r><r>')+'</r>' AS XML).query('/r[1]').value('.','varchar(256)') cod,
CAST('<r>'+REPLACE(name,';','</r><r>')+'</r>' AS XML).query('/r[1]').value('.','varchar(256)') name

INTO #tmpTable FROM t

insert INTO #tmpTable
SELECT
CAST('<r>'+REPLACE(cod,';','</r><r>')+'</r>' AS XML).query('/r[2]').value('.','varchar(256)') cod,
CAST('<r>'+REPLACE(name,';','</r><r>')+'</r>' AS XML).query('/r[2]').value('.','varchar(256)') name
FROM t;

select * from #tmpTable



Here is the helper script to create required table so it wont waste your valuable time


CREATE TABLE [dbo].[t](
[cod] [varchar](350) NULL,
[name] [varchar](300) NULL
) ON [PRIMARY]

GO


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post the expected output based on your above data's example

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You could use a recursive cte to split the strings:

WITH rep AS
(
SELECT
cod
,';' delim
,name
from t

UNION ALL

SELECT
LEFT(cod, CHARINDEX(delim, cod, 1) - 1)
,delim
,LEFT(name, CHARINDEX(delim, name, 1) - 1)
FROM rep
WHERE (CHARINDEX(delim, cod, 1) > 0)

UNION ALL

SELECT
RIGHT(cod, LEN(cod) - CHARINDEX(delim, cod, 1))
,delim
,RIGHT(name, LEN(name) - CHARINDEX(delim, name, 1))
FROM rep
WHERE (CHARINDEX(delim, cod, 1) > 0)
)
SELECT
cod
,name
FROM rep
WHERE (CHARINDEX(delim, cod, 1) = 0)
AND LEN(cod)>0
OPTION (MAXRECURSION 0);





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DECLARE @ItemCod VARCHAR(8000) = 'T1;T2;T3;'
DECLARE @ItemName VARCHAR(8000) = 'Pencil Box;Eraser;Mouse Pad;'
DECLARE @Amount VARCHAR(8000) = '1900;2000;8900;'

SELECT
c.ItemNumber,
ItemCod = c.Item,
ItemName = n.Item,
Amount = a.Item
FROM dbo.DelimitedSplit8K(@ItemCod,';') c
INNER JOIN dbo.DelimitedSplit8K(@ItemName,';') n ON n.ItemNumber = c.ItemNumber
INNER JOIN dbo.DelimitedSplit8K(@Amount,';') a ON a.ItemNumber = c.ItemNumber
WHERE c.Item <> ''

-- Results
ItemNumber ItemCod ItemName Amount
1 T1 Pencil Box 1900
2 T2 Eraser 2000
3 T3 Mouse Pad 8900



The function DelimitedSplit8K is discussed in this article.

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Life will be much easier if you pass that as an XML parameter.

DECLARE @x XML = 
'
<Items>
<Item>
<ItemCode>T1</ItemCode>
<ItemName>Pencil Box</ItemName>
<Amount>1900</Amount>
</Item>
<Item>
<ItemCode>T2</ItemCode>
<ItemName>Eraser</ItemName>
<Amount>2000</Amount>
</Item>
<Item>
<ItemCode>T3</ItemCode>
<ItemName>Mouse Pad</ItemName>
<Amount>8900</Amount>
</Item>
</Items>
';


SELECT
i.value('(ItemCode)[1]','varchar(50)'),
i.value('(ItemName)[1]','varchar(50)'),
i.value('(Amount)[1]','numeric')
FROM
@x.nodes('//Items/Item') TAB(i)


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Chris...hats off to yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Smile so awesome and superb fast...I simply praised you for the awesome query Smile Wish I could learn SQL like ya Smile


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DECLARE @ItemCod VARCHAR(8000) = 'T1;T2;T3;'
DECLARE @ItemName VARCHAR(8000) = 'Pencil Box;Eraser;Mouse Pad;'
DECLARE @Amount VARCHAR(8000) = '1900;2000;8900;'

SELECT
c.ItemNumber,
ItemCod = c.Item,
ItemName = n.Item,
Amount = a.Item
FROM dbo.DelimitedSplit8K(@ItemCod,';') c
INNER JOIN dbo.DelimitedSplit8K(@ItemName,';') n ON n.ItemNumber = c.ItemNumber
INNER JOIN dbo.DelimitedSplit8K(@Amount,';') a ON a.ItemNumber = c.ItemNumber
WHERE c.Item <> ''

-- Results
ItemNumber ItemCod ItemName Amount
1 T1 Pencil Box 1900
2 T2 Eraser 2000
3 T3 Mouse Pad 8900



The function DelimitedSplit8K is discussed in this article.

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Gosh Blush thanks! Hang around here, read the articles...you'll soon pick it up.

“Write the query the simplest way. If through testing it becomes clear that the performance is inadequate, consider alternative query forms.” - Gail Shaw

For fast, accurate and documented assistance in answering your questions, please read this article.
Understanding and using APPLY, (I) and (II) Paul White
Hidden RBAR: Triangular Joins / The "Numbers" or "Tally" Table: What it is and how it replaces a loop Jeff Moden
Exploring Recursive CTEs by Example Dwain Camps
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