Min and Max Number from string

 Author Message yogi123 Ten Centuries Group: General Forum Members Points: 1262 Visits: 401 Hello everyoneI need help to develop logic. In my query i have Alpha Numeric string with commas and hyphens.so from the string i need to populate min and max numbersee below for DDL`create table #temp(Code varchar(50))insert into #temp values ('1,11-12ABCDEF(Y)')insert into #temp values ('1,11ABCDEF(Y)')insert into #temp values ('1,3-4AB1-3CD1-2,4EF(Y)')insert into #temp values ('1,3-4MTWRF(Y)')insert into #temp values ('1,3ABCDEF(Y)')insert into #temp values ('1,3MTWRF(Y)')` below is the desired output`code min max1,11-12ABCDEF(Y) 1 12 1,11ABCDEF(Y) 1 11 1,3-4AB1-3CD1-2,4EF(Y) 1 41,3-4MTWRF(Y) 1 41,3ABCDEF(Y) 1 31,3MTWRF(Y) 1 3 `please help me to develop this logic.Thanks Luis Cazares SSC Guru Group: General Forum Members Points: 95159 Visits: 21192 The Pattern Splitter made by Chris Morris is able to help you in this situation. You can read about it in this article: http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/String+Manipulation/94365/And you'll end up with something like this:`SELECT Code, MIN( Item) minvalue, MAX( Item) maxvalueFROM #temp tCROSS APPLY dbo.PatternSplitCM(Code, '%[0-9]%')WHERE Matched = 1GROUP BY Code` Luis C.General Disclaimer:Are you seriously taking the advice and code from someone from the internet without testing it? Do you at least understand it? Or can it easily kill your server?How to post data/code on a forum to get the best help: Option 1 / Option 2 Jeff Moden SSC Guru Group: General Forum Members Points: 505288 Visits: 44247 yogi123 (4/30/2014)Hello everyoneI need help to develop logic. In my query i have Alpha Numeric string with commas and hyphens.so from the string i need to populate min and max numbersee below for DDL`create table #temp(Code varchar(50))insert into #temp values ('1,11-12ABCDEF(Y)')insert into #temp values ('1,11ABCDEF(Y)')insert into #temp values ('1,3-4AB1-3CD1-2,4EF(Y)')insert into #temp values ('1,3-4MTWRF(Y)')insert into #temp values ('1,3ABCDEF(Y)')insert into #temp values ('1,3MTWRF(Y)')` below is the desired output`code min max1,11-12ABCDEF(Y) 1 12 1,11ABCDEF(Y) 1 11 1,3-4AB1-3CD1-2,4EF(Y) 1 41,3-4MTWRF(Y) 1 41,3ABCDEF(Y) 1 31,3MTWRF(Y) 1 3 `please help me to develop this logic.ThanksWould the smallest number be "1" and the largest number be "14" for the following?7,3-4AB1-3CD1-2,14EF(Y) --Jeff ModenRBAR is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code: Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur. -- Red Adair Helpful Links:How to post code problemsHow to post performance problemsForum FAQs yogi123 Ten Centuries Group: General Forum Members Points: 1262 Visits: 401 Would the smallest number be "1" and the largest number be "14" for the following?7,3-4AB1-3CD1-2,14EF(Y)Yes you correct the max number is 14is anyone have solution for this?