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LIKEable Brackets


LIKEable Brackets

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Nice topic. I have had to use this as well for searching special characters of this type due to the nature in which the application and database were developed which i inherited. Loads of fun ;-)



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Thanks, Hugo, for the practical applications. Didn't think about something like searching the newsgroups.

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Steve Jones - Editor (8/26/2009)
Thanks, Hugo, for the practical applications. Didn't think about something like searching the newsgroups.


Yeah, I once had to write code to manipulate some strings that might contain one of each of these patterns: [1xxx|yyy1], and [2xxx|yyy2]. One condition determined whether the first pattern should be replaced by either xxx or yyy, and another condition had a similar function for the second pattern. And both patterns can be present in a single string. Had loads of fun writing the LIKE and PATINDEX functions for that one! w00t


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Hugo Kornelis (8/26/2009)
Oh well, missed a point on a question designed to test something I knew, but learned an interesting thing - humans are still too smart for computers!


Thanks. I made exactly the same incorrect analysis of 2, but decided to read the comments before working out why - so your description of why 2 doesn't work has saved me some brain strain.

Tom

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