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While you guys are bantering, I hope it's your SSNs that the OP is going to obfuscate with this easily broken method. 😀
Don't worry I'm sure it's just...
October 26, 2021 at 12:28 am
Jeff Moden wrote:Nice function, Jonathan. Well done!Thank you Jeff, that's a great compliment coming from someone as experienced as you.
Nice function, Jonathan. Well done!
Thank you Jeff, that's a great compliment coming from someone as experienced as you.
I just used the function to hammer out a solution to...
October 26, 2021 at 12:02 am
Let's try something a wee bit different and let's use a really nice tool written exactly for this type of thing. The tool was written by Jonathan Roberts, is a...
October 26, 2021 at 12:01 am
Great article but, having been there and done that, be REALLY careful that you don't (as my Grandmother used to say) "Jump from fat to fire" (reference to a cast...
October 25, 2021 at 9:09 pm
October 25, 2021 at 6:09 pm
The big thing for partitioning for me has nothing to do with queries. As Grant indicates, partitioning almost never improves performance. Even so called "partition elimination" is usually slower than...
October 25, 2021 at 5:56 pm
SQL2005 doesn't have XE!Check your default trace file or run a trace to figure it out !
SQL2005 doesn't have XE!
Check your default trace file or run a trace to figure it out !
Ah... thanks, Johan. Shows how much I use EE.
The problem with using...
October 25, 2021 at 12:23 pm
Thank you for the great feedback and the quote from BOL.
Now if we could get the OP to cough up the reason for wanting to do this task. 😀
October 24, 2021 at 6:30 pm
This is getting the data I need, but not the format.select replace(convert(varchar, getdate(),101),'/','') + replace(convert(varchar, getdate(),108),':','')10212021102437I want YYYYMMDD before the time portion.Thanks.
This is getting the data I need, but not the format.
select replace(convert(varchar, getdate(),101),'/','') + replace(convert(varchar, getdate(),108),':','')
I want YYYYMMDD before the time portion.
Just out of sheer curiosity, why do you...
October 23, 2021 at 10:26 pm
A lot of the methods posed so far do the job but are actually relatively slow because of all the string manipulation using both concatenation and REPLACE. Using a nice...
October 23, 2021 at 7:33 pm
My goal is to replace the numbers 1-9 in a column with a different number. For this example the numbers would change to
I tried using the replace function shown...
October 23, 2021 at 5:44 pm
p.s. Using VARCHAR with no length is one of those code smells that you might want to avoid.
It would default to varchar(30) , but still to wide for...
October 23, 2021 at 5:37 pm
Any help please?
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October 22, 2021 at 7:10 pm
This looks like it might be used for the old and totally unsafe hack for "encrypting" SSNs and other critical numeric information. If it is, STOP! Do it correctly with...
October 22, 2021 at 7:04 pm
Replace all that withSELECT FORMAT(GETDATE(),'yyyyMMddhhmmss')
Replace all that with
You need to be really careful there. FORMAT is about 43 times slower than just about anything you might want to do with CONVERT. It's...
October 22, 2021 at 6:05 pm