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brendanb
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Posted - 11/11/2013 :  19:29:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi,

I have for example a phone number field that has a multitude of characters I want to strip out so I can do a comparison on a query. Does SQL have any built in REGEX functions?

I know I could do REPLACE(X,' ', ''), but this seems like a bad way to have to handle various characters. Like for example I could have a Space, Pipe, or some other character

regards
Brendan

visakh16
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Posted - 11/12/2013 :  01:46:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
you can write a CLR procedure for that. .NET has regexmatch function.

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Posted - 11/12/2013 :  01:47:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
see
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc163473.aspx

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