String Operations in SQL

Posted on 2006-11-22
Last Modified: 2008-02-20

I am using SQL 2000
I have a table called "MyTable" with a column called "hexcode". The data type is nvarchar (in a form of hex string).
The data looks some thing like this: 371D8041

I need a function that would re-arrange the above string so it looks like this: 41801D37
So basically I want to reverse the order of pair of charcters.

I am doing this:
  Lo1+Lo2+Lo3+Lo4 as ActualCode
  Substring(Hexcode,7,2) Lo1, Substring(Hexcode,5,2) Lo2, Substring(Hexcode, 3,2) Lo3, Substring(Hexcode,1,2) Lo4
as T1

The above query works, but I need to write it as a function. This way I don't have to repeat the code every time.
How would I do this? Thanks
Question by:novice12
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Accepted Solution

Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 400 total points
ID: 17996152
create function dbo.ReverseHexString(@input varchar(40))
returns varchar(40)
   declare @res varchar(40)
   select @res = Substring(@input,7,2) +Substring(@input,5,2) +Substring(@input, 3,2) + Substring(@input,1,2)
   return (@res)

and use that like this:

select hexcode, dbo.ReverseHexCode(hexcode) ActualCode from Mytable
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Assisted Solution

appari earned 100 total points
ID: 17996181
try like this

create function GetOrderedString(@srcVal nvarchar(8))
returns nvarchar(8)
     return Substring((@srcVal ,7,2) + Substring((@srcVal ,5,2) + Substring((@srcVal , 3,2)+ Substring((@srcVal ,1,2)

and call it as follows

select dbo.GetOrderedString(Hexcode) from mytable

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