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Remove characters after last slash in string


Remove characters after last slash in string

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Hi All

I have the following string
declare @string varchar (100)
set @string = 'x:\folder1\folder2\folder3\test.txt'
select @string



How would I remove all the characters after the last '\' in this string?

I need the string to reflect ''x:\folder1\folder2\folder3\'

Any Ideas?

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A bit expensive, but the following works:



declare @string varchar (100)
set @string = 'x:\folder1\folder2\folder3\test.txt'
select @string

select @string,reverse(right(reverse(@string), len(@string) - charindex('\',reverse(@string),1) + 1));




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Lynn Pettis (3/25/2013)
A bit expensive, but the following works:



declare @string varchar (100)
set @string = 'x:\folder1\folder2\folder3\test.txt'
select @string

select @string,reverse(right(reverse(@string), len(@string) - charindex('\',reverse(@string),1) + 1));





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That's an awful lot like one of my favorite expressions in SSIS... lol
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if you always know the len of the extnetion this should work as well without being so taxing.



declare @string varchar (100)
set @string = 'x:\folder1\folder2\folder3\test.txt'
select SUBSTRING(@string,1, LEN(@string)-8)
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raym85 (3/25/2013)
if you always know the len of the extnetion this should work as well without being so taxing.



declare @string varchar (100)
set @string = 'x:\folder1\folder2\folder3\test.txt'
select SUBSTRING(@string,1, LEN(@string)-8)


Probably not a good assumption to make.

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Agreed, I am just being lazy :p
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It bothered me now.

So i had to come up with a way to, but I would prolly choose the first one opver my own.


DECLARE @LastValue varchar(100)

declare @string varchar (100)
set @string = 'x:\folder1\folder2\folder3\test.txt'

SET @LastValue = ( CHARINDEX('\', REVERSE(@string)))



select SUBSTRING(@string,1, (LEN(@STRING) - CONVERT(INT,@LastValue))+1)
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raym85 (3/25/2013)
It bothered me now.

So i had to come up with a way to, but I would prolly choose the first one opver my own.


DECLARE @LastValue varchar(100)

declare @string varchar (100)
set @string = 'x:\folder1\folder2\folder3\test.txt'

SET @LastValue = ( CHARINDEX('\', REVERSE(@string)))



select SUBSTRING(@string,1, (LEN(@STRING) - CONVERT(INT,@LastValue))+1)


This actually is pretty good. With a little modification you can remove the extra variable.


select SUBSTRING(@string,1, LEN(@STRING) - CHARINDEX('\', REVERSE(@string)) +1)



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And, finally, you don't really need SUBSTRING, LEFT is good enough :-):


SELECT @string, LEFT(@string, LEN(@string) - CHARINDEX('\', REVERSE(@string)) + 1)



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