Split in SQL Server

Posted on 2011-02-11
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I have values in a variable(term) as (2004,2005,2006,....2011). I would like to split the term into individual year and store in another variable say X.

Would you please help me with this. Thanks.
Question by:cimscims
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Huseyin KAHRAMAN earned 500 total points
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use this functions, then

select dbo.splitNGet('2004,2005,2006,2011',3,',')

to get the third element...
CREATE FUNCTION [dbo].[fnSplit](    
@sInputList VARCHAR(8000), -- List of delimited items   
@sDelimiter VARCHAR(8000) = ',' -- delimiter that separates items
) RETURNS @List TABLE (n int, item VARCHAR(8000))
DECLARE @sRow int = 1;

WHILE CHARINDEX(@sDelimiter,@sInputList,0) <> 0 
	IF LEN(@sItem) > 0
		INSERT INTO @List SELECT @sRow, @sItem 
		set @sRow = @sRow + 1;  
	IF LEN(@sInputList) > 0 INSERT INTO @List SELECT @sRow, @sInputList -- Put the last item in

CREATE function [dbo].[splitNGet](
@sInputList VARCHAR(8000), -- List of delimited items 
@n int,  
@sDelimiter VARCHAR(8000) = ',' -- delimiter that separates items
)RETURNS varchar(8000)
	declare @item varchar(8000);

	select @item = item from dbo.fnSplit(@sInputList, @sDelimiter)
	where n=@n;

	return @item;

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by:Huseyin KAHRAMAN
ID: 34872897
or you can use

select * from dbo.fnSplit('2004,2005,2006,2011',',')

1      2004
2      2005
3      2006
4      2011

select dbo.splitNGet('2004,2005,2006,2011',3,',')


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ID: 34872965
It worked.

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