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Parse a fixed length numeric value from a string

Specifically, I needed to parse a zip code (5-digit) from a client comments fields where the number was in different positions such as "Customer 999999999 should be at zip code 99999" and "99999 zipcode" and "should be zip code 99999 phone 9999999999". My stored procedure first filters on a [Comments] field string that contains variations […]

2006-11-08 (first published: )

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