## Min and Max Number from string

 Author Message yogi123 SSC-Enthusiastic Group: General Forum Members Points: 130 Visits: 394 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 SSCrazy Eights Group: General Forum Members Points: 8586 Visits: 18163 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-Forever Group: General Forum Members Points: 45443 Visits: 39944 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.Although they tell us that they want it real bad, our primary goal is to ensure that we dont actually give it to them that way.Although change is inevitable, change for the better is not.Just because you can do something in PowerShell, doesnt mean you should. Helpful Links:How to post code problemsHow to post performance problemsForum FAQs yogi123 SSC-Enthusiastic Group: General Forum Members Points: 130 Visits: 394 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?