Lynn Pettis (5/25/2014)
Realize that you lose any benefits of having an index on the TransDesc column. If you can, you may want to consider adding a persisted computed column that stores the first 20 characters of the TransDesc column (LEFT(TransDesc,20)) and build an index on that column.
But to add to Lynn's good suggestionn, an even better option would be to normalize the data instead of having more than one piece of information in a single column.
is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for R
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.
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