Don Frazier

Don Frazier is a Senior Programmer at EDS. He has over 20 years experience in the Information Systems industry on platforms ranging from IBM mainframes to PCs. His experience ranges from IBM Assembler Language to C/C++ to Visual Basic and the .NET languages of C# and VB.NET. Microsoft certifications include MCSE, MCSD and MCDBA. Don’s current assignment is leading the development effort for a large personnel system. This system is web based with SQL Server data bases. When not hard at work creating software, Don enjoys mowing his yard, flying his stunt kite and juggling.

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zPad() - add leading zeros to a number

This user-defined function converts a number to character format and adds leading zeroes to pad the field to a specified length.  useful for displaying SSNs or other numeric fields where the leading 0's are significant but the field is stored as numeric.To use:select dbo.zPad(, )make sure your length includes an extra column for the sign.  […]

2002-12-05

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Convert a number to words

This is a handy function that converts a  number (integer) into its word format.  This might be handy if you need to print a check formatted number in words.  Currently it supports an integer but it would be almost nothing to convert to support a bigint or decimal.The components are1) a table named PlaceValue that […]

2002-12-04

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PACK() user defined function

Convert a decimal number to IBM EBCDIC packed decimal format.  If for some reason you need to export a number to IBM systems in native format, you can define a SQL Server field as binary(8) and Pack() your decimal number into it.  Then IBM mainframes and COBOL/CICS systems can read the numbers from your data […]

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2002-12-04

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