In an interesting exercise in data conversion, Stephen Lasham brings us a nice article on basic manipulations.
Selecting a menu structure from a series of tables is pretty easy. If you bound the number of levels in the menu. However if you have potentially variable numbers of levels. Stephen Lasham brings us a new piece on using recursion to select the data.
T-SQL can be a complex language to work within and code solutions with. Author Stephen Lasham brings us a twist on his last solution of extracting a string from within another string. Read about his method of working with strings in T-SQL.
String manipulation in SQL Server or T-SQL can be a challenage. There are multiple ways to accomplish every task and often learning a new one may spark some creativity in yourself or teach you a better way to accomplish an old task. New Author Stephen Lasham brings us his technique for extracting a string that is delimited from within a larger string. Something I'm sure we'll all have use for in the future.