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Using SQL or SSIS to Parse Variable Length Records by Sections

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I have a file that has 1 fixed section and 3 variable length sections and I need it broken out into 4 files.
example: account#, name, diag codes, EOS1, proc codes, EOS2, rev codes, EOR

Some records will have no codes for one or more sections so you would see:
account#, name, EOS1,EOS2, 111,222,333, EOR
account#, name, 12.3,12.5,EOS1,EOS2, 111,222,333, EOR

EOS1 = end of section 1 indicator
EOS2 = end of section 2 indicator
EOR = end of record
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PedroCGD earned 500 total points
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You want to split each row into 2 sections?
Gave us the input and output example data or files.
Regards,
pedro

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by:reb73
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You could consider importing the whole row into a staging table with one varchar(MAX) column and handle the parsing using TSQL..
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thx
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