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URGENT: Need help with parsing TEXT data using PADINDEX...

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WebAppDeveloperFlag for United States of America asked on
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
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Hi,

The padindex doesn't seem to be able to find "<var name="SERIALNUMBER"><string>" due to the double quots (") around SERIALNUMBER.  How do I esape it so that it works? See sql below:

select substring(t1, 0, patindex('%</string%', t1)) as t11
from
(select
case when patindex('%<var name=''SERIALNUMBER''><string>%', product) > 0 then
  substring(product, patindex('%<var name=''SERIALNUMBER''><string>%', product)+33, 99)
when patindex('%<var name="SERIALNUMBER"><string>%', product) > 0 then
  substring(product, patindex('%<var name=''SERIALNUMBER''><string>%', product)+33, 99)
end as t1
from temp_001
) as x

I have "product" data that have both "<var name='SERIALNUMBER'><string>" and "<var name=''SERIALNUMBER''><string>"

This is in reference to: https://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS-SQL-Server/SQL-Server-2005/Q_25337139.html

I'm using SQL Server 2005.

Many thanks.
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