Thinking like this has caused more bugs over the last 70 years than the NULL. It is thinking like this that gave the world Y2K.
Heh... Agreed. And worse than that, it is thinking like this that gave us the crippled DATETIME2 data type, which ultimately gave rise to the need got DATEDIFF_BIG.
RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for Row-By-Agonizing-Row. 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.
"Change is inevitable... change for the better is not".
"Dear Lord... I'm a DBA so please give me patience because, if you give me strength, I'm going to need bail money too!" Helpful Links: How to post code problems How to Post Performance Problems Create a Tally Function (fnTally)