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define the location of '-' in the comments


define the location of '-' in the comments

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Can anybody please help me on how to define the location of '-' in the comments?
For example, I have a comment like 'Work (210) 401-6838 for debtor(1) 'Guzman, Tarrasa' status changed from Good to Bad'.
I want to know which SQL function to use to locate the '-' inside the phone number. Here, it is 14th character in the comment. Then I can use the SUBSTRING ( expression ,start , length ) to take phone number out as 2104016838 format.
Thanks a lot!

yi
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Take a look at PATINDEX
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yi.wang 12733 (8/16/2013)
Can anybody please help me on how to define the location of '-' in the comments?
For example, I have a comment like 'Work (210) 401-6838 for debtor(1) 'Guzman, Tarrasa' status changed from Good to Bad'.
I want to know which SQL function to use to locate the '-' inside the phone number. Here, it is 14th character in the comment. Then I can use the SUBSTRING ( expression ,start , length ) to take phone number out as 2104016838 format.
Thanks a lot!

yi


CHARINDEX will get you the location of a character.

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It works very well.
Thank you very much!

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