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Posted - 2004-09-14 : 08:17:43
Phil writes "How do I get the first key, then the second, then the third etc. in a string of characters seperated by a comma? I want to loop through each key in the string and do some SQL statement's each time.


first time through the loop I want key1, then I want key2, etc.

I know how to get the first key, but how do I keep track of where I'm at in the loop?


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Posted - 2004-09-14 : 08:20:53
Don't use loops. Try this:

Once you have the results in a table, you can process the entire set in one operation, instead of working one-by-one in a loop.
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Posted - 2004-09-14 : 22:17:42
Have a look at this
It returns a table from a csv string.

This one
you pass the string and field number you want and it returns it
as in
select Forname = dbo.f_GetEntryDelimiitted (@s, 1, ',', 'Y') ,
Surname = dbo.f_GetEntryDelimiitted (@s, 2, ',', 'Y')

Cursors are useful if you don't know sql.
DTS can be used in a similar way.
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