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PATINDEX with regular expressions?

Last Modified: 2008-04-24
Hey guys -

I'm trying to write a stored procedure / function in SS2k5. I have a pattern that i'm trying to match out of my input string. I have the regular expression written for it - but I just need to get the starting index of my search string from my regular/input string.

I can't use regex stuff that requires CLR to process- this all needs to be purely done in sql.

I've found out that PATINDEX can't take in regular expressions - but that in theory is what i'm trying to do....

Thanks :o)
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hmmmmm it does actually! thank you so much!!
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