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crussell-931424 (6/15/2010)
Yep, it only does an RTRIM, not an LTRIM.
This variation to the question may have been a better teaser :-)


Good point. In a month or so, this RTRIM/LTRIM variation would be a good question, after everyone has forgotten this question, and its discussion.
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F1Droid (6/15/2010)
Aargh!! Again my initial reaction was "that's easy it's 5,2,2 as LEN ignores spaces"... and then "hmmm, but that's too easy, there must be a trick in there"... and after a bit of reading went against my initial conclusion...

Doh!! Sad

Good lesson though... trust yourself!


Yes, the same thing happened to me.

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Easy basic programming RTRIM question.

SQL DBA.
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UMG Developer (6/14/2010)
...I probably would have had the second option be 5, 2, 3...

Agreed. I think 5,2,5 makes no sense and should influence a decision in favor of 5,2,2.
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As usual, I learn more from the discussion than the original question.

If this had been the question:

SET @aa = 'abcde';SET @bb = ' ab';SET @cc = 'ab '

I would have gotten it wrong.




(I meant no disrespect to the author of the question. My point was that a thread of "what if this" and "what if that" is always educational.)

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wware (6/15/2010)
As usual, I learn more from the discussion than the original question.

If this had been the question:

SET @aa = 'abcde';SET @bb = ' ab';SET @cc = 'ab '

I would have gotten it wrong.


I was a bit nervous before I answered the question that there was more to the question like what your example was.

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Thanks for the QOD



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Made me question the way char's are handled in len() as we always use varchar, so thanks!
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i thought ans would be 5 2 3 but as it wasn't present i have to search and found that space is ignored
would have been better if we have option of 5 2 3. many of us would have got that wrong
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