Stephen Lasham

Born in England in 1966 (I'm now 38). I moved to New Zealand at 18 and qualified with a New Zealand Certificate in Data Processing (NZCDP). I worked for Nestle New Zealand for three years, then as a consultant for several software houses, and for the last ten years I've worked in local government. For 18 of these years I worked with IBM System/38 and AS/400's programming in RPG/400. For the last year I have been writing SQL and using Crystal Reports, after the council changed its core software to Pathway by Geac. I am married with three children.
  • Interests: Photography

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Extracting a String From Between Two Delimiting Characters

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.

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2004-06-14

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