September 28, 2015 06:02 by Dan
Today, we will explain about SQL Split Function to Split an Input String. Generally when posting an article in a blog, we have to define tags (Like C#.NET, AJAX, ASP.NET,HTML) upon the article. We usually take these tags in a TextBox with separated them by comma(,). To insert these into database we have two ways to do.
First Method using C# :
Using C# you can split the TextBox items and use a for loop to insert into the database. Code is as follow.
string tags = txtTags.Text.<span class="IL_AD" id="IL_AD10">Trim</span>().Split(',');
/* With for loop */
for (int i=0;i<tags.Count ;i++)
/* perform db query with tags[i].ToSting();
/* with foreach */
foreach (string i in tags)
/* perform db query with i.ToSting();
Second SQL Method :
Here in the SQL we pass the whole items of TextBox into SQL function to split it and then insert these into specific table. Lets see how to do this.
CREATE FUNCTION SplitText
RETURNS @Output TABLE (
DECLARE @StartIndex INT, @EndIndex INT
SET @StartIndex = 1
IF SUBSTRING(@Input, LEN(@Input) - 1, LEN(@Input)) <> @Character
SET @Input = @Input + @Character
WHILE CHARINDEX(@Character, @Input) > 0
SET @EndIndex = CHARINDEX(@Character, @Input)
INSERT INTO @Output(Item)
<span class="IL_AD" id="IL_AD12">SELECT</span> SUBSTRING(@Input, @StartIndex, @EndIndex - 1)
SET @Input = SUBSTRING(@Input, @EndIndex + 1, LEN(@Input))
-- Create a temporary table to insert tags
Id identity (1,1),
-- Inserting into tmpTable
insert into #tblTemp (temp) values
-- Seperated by Comma(,). Place any thing according to you.
Execute your SQL batch query to inserting the tags into table.
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