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Posted on 2007-04-02
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How would I change:
\\MyServer\Optimum\Spindle\Spindle_DataBase\Pictures\Linked Pictures\173960 001.jpg

to this:
173960 001.jpg

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Question by:adraughn
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allennyc earned 500 total points
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Hi Adria,

select right('\\MyServer\Optimum\Spindle\Spindle_DataBase\Pictures\Linked Pictures\173960 001.jpg',
      PATINDEX('%\%', REVERSE('\\MyServer\Optimum\Spindle\Spindle_DataBase\Pictures\Linked Pictures\173960 001.jpg'))-1)
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by:adraughn
ID: 18839831
some of the fields do not have a path, only 'N/A'

i am getting this error:

Msg 536, Level 16, State 2, Line 1
Invalid length parameter passed to the RIGHT function.
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by:adraughn
ID: 18839834
this is what i have:

use [spindle test]
go
select (right(imagepath_1,
      PATINDEX('%\%', REVERSE(imagepath_1))-1)) as Filename_1,
(right(imagepath_2,
      PATINDEX('%\%', REVERSE(imagepath_2))-1)) as Filename_2,
(right(imagepath_3,
      PATINDEX('%\%', REVERSE(imagepath_3))-1)) as Filename_3

from tblTD_Pics
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by:allennyc
ID: 18839937
Let's try to run a CASE statement to filter out the 'N/A' before we run the RIGHT function.

Hope this runs without requiring too much cleanup:

use [spindle test]
go
select      Filename_1 =
                  CASE imagepath_1
                        when 'N/A' THEN 'N/A'
                        else (right(imagepath_1, PATINDEX('%\%', REVERSE(imagepath_1))-1))
                  END,
            Filename_2 =
                  CASE imagepath_2
                        when 'N/A' THEN 'N/A'
                        else (right(imagepath_2, PATINDEX('%\%', REVERSE(imagepath_2))-1))
                  END,
            Filename_3 =
                  CASE imagepath_3
                        when 'N/A' THEN 'N/A'
                        else (right(imagepath_3, PATINDEX('%\%', REVERSE(imagepath_3))-1))
                  END
from tblTD_Pics
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by:adraughn
ID: 18839963
works great, thanks... :)
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