How do i unconcatenate a string in SQL?

Posted on 2006-06-11
Last Modified: 2008-02-07
I have a string such as:


being passed from an ASP form to a ms sql stored procedure.  i want too pull out each number and insert them into the same column, but different rows


How can i do this?  THanks
Question by:bdietz
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pootle_flump earned 500 total points
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There are more functions and methods than you could ever need here:

I think I use a version of the first one (the table returning function) as I recall. Very easy to use.

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To be more complete - you could use the first function like this:

INSERT INTO MyTable (MyField)
SELECT      Data
FROM dbo.Split('322,992,124,643,233', ',')

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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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Hi bdietz,

another option is to use dynamic sql

EXEC('Insert into urTable (UrColumn)  SELECT  '+@AboveString +'')

Aneesh R!
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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I would also use the function suggested by pootle_flump, as it protects against sql injection, and is more readable also.

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