Sting manipulation? Complex mathematical calcs? Heh... Let's have a race... let's start with string manipulation... How about splitting a comma seperated column and returning a table with the PK of each row and the split value... 1 row for every split on a 100k row table? You write a CLR to solve, I'll write the T-SQL to solve. I'll even be happy to provide the test data if you want.
Or, how about doing Init Caps on a column in a million row table?
Or, how about removing all characters except digits and letters from a column in a million row table?
Or, name the problem...
...and here's your advantage... I don't have 2k5 to play with... I have to do it using only T-SQL 'cause I only have 2k. 😉
is pronounced "ree-bar
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First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
"If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."--Red Adair
"Change is inevitable... change for the better is not."
When you put the right degree of spin on it, the number 3|8
is also a glyph that describes the nature of a DBAs job. 😉
How to post code problems
Create a Tally Function (fnTally)