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SQL URL-ENCODE finction

Posted on 2004-09-07
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Hi,

I need a URL-ENCODE function in SQL which will return a URL safe version of the value passed, e.g.:

Mickey Mouse becomes Mickey%20Mouse

I would take me a while to get this absolutely right and I don't have the time, so if someone has one I'll swap it for 500pts and an A grade.

Regards

bukko
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Otana earned 500 total points
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Try this one:

CREATE FUNCTION udfURLencode (@String nvarchar(4000))  
RETURNS nvarchar(4000) AS  
BEGIN

  DECLARE @ReturnString nvarchar(4000)

  SET @ReturnString = replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(@String,'%','%25'),'+','%20'),' ','%20'),'/','%2F'),'?','%25'),'#','%23'),'&','%26')

  RETURN @ReturnString

END
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by:OlegP
ID: 11995196
CREATE FUNCTION DBO.URL_ENCODE (@A VARCHAR(8000))  
RETURNS VARCHAR(8000)  AS  
BEGIN
DECLARE @I AS INT
DECLARE @F AS INT

SET @A=LTRIM(RTRIM(@A))
SET @I=1
SET @F=0
IF LEN(@A)>1
  WHILE @I<>LEN(@A)
    BEGIN
      IF SUBSTRING(@A,@I,1)=' '
       IF @F=0
           BEGIN
             SET @A=STUFF (@A,@I,1,'%20')
             SET @I=@I+2
             SET @F=1
           END
       ELSE
       IF @F=1
             SET @F=0
      SET @I=@I+1
    END
SET @A=REPLACE(@A,' ','')
RETURN @A
END
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by:bukko
ID: 11995625
Excellent - short and works great.

bukko
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