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Substring or Charindex?

Posted on 2009-05-11
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I'm trying to only pull the Invoice Number from this data:

InvoiceNo: 14307; Total Amount: $11.72
InvoiceNo: 10444; Total Amount: $40.91
InvoiceNo: 12281; Total Amount: $40.91
InvoiceNo: 8705; Total Amount: $40.91
InvoiceNo: 11503; Total Amount: $35.16
InvoiceNo: 10232; Total Amount: $75.83
InvoiceNo: 12609; Total Amount: $40.91
InvoiceNo: 13401; Total Amount: $15.00
InvoiceNo: 5991; Total Amount: $22.34
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by:bull_rider
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I would say SUBSTRING as well as CHARINDEX to get the invoice value. CHARINDEX to gethe index of the semicolon and substrng to retrieve all characters from 12th position to the charindex of the semicolon.
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by:momi_sabag
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select substring(col_name, 12, charindex(';') - 12 )
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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this should do:
select substring( left(yourfield, charindex(';', yourfield)-1), charindex(' ', yourfield)+1, 100)

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by:bokist
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Try this way

select ltrim(rtrim(substring(invoiceNo, charindex(':', invoiceNo) +1, charindex(';', InvoiceNo) -1)))
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by:bokist
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Little bit too late, now I learned to refresh allways before posting
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