T-SQL: Stored Procedure: Compare table values with CSV string

Posted on 2012-12-20
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Last Modified: 2012-12-27

I need some help how to compare values from a table with a csv string.

1. I have a SP that takes a CSV string.
2. I need to check so the values from a SELECT in the SP  exists in the CSV string

The problem is that some values in the table must exists in the csv string but there are also values that are grouped, and just one of theses values needs to be found in the csv string.

CSV string
'foo1', 'foo2', foo3', 'foo5'

SELECT Query in SP will return
C1_Value     C2_Group
foo1             1
foo2             2
foo3             3
foo4             3
foo5             4

foo3 and foo4 are in the same group => OR between these values

SQL SP should verify:
is table value 'foo1' in csv string AND
is table value 'foo2' in csv string AND
is table value  ('foo3' OR 'foo4')  in csv  string AND
is table value 'foo5' in csv string

if true return 1 if false return 0

Any tips?
Question by:ulf-jzl

Expert Comment

ID: 38711215
This is pretty out there but hey fuel for the brain.

crazy idea:

select distinct C2_Group from Table
left outer join
  from Table
  group by C2_Group
  having charindex(C1_Value, CSV_STRING) > 0
) as groups
on groups.C2_Group = Table.C2_Group
where groups.C2_Group is null

Or something like that. Sorry if syntax is not exact. Just guessing here.

If the result set is empty then all groups should be represented. If it has results, then those are the ones that do not have a match.

Again, this is more as a idea generator as opposed to a full solution.
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by:Saurabh Bhadauria
ID: 38712157
Do as below...but check your performance....

DECLARE @tab TABLE (C1_Value VARCHAR(100), C2_Group VARCHAR(100))
DECLARE @csv_str NVARCHAR(500)

SET @csv_str = 'foo1, foo2, foo3, foo5'

SELECT @csv_str

INSERT INTO @tab (C1_Value, C2_Group)
SELECT 'foo1', 1
SELECT 'foo2', 2
SELECT 'foo4', 3
SELECT 'foo5', 4

		SELECT 1 is_grp_found
		FROM @tab
		GROUP BY C2_Group
					WHEN CHARINDEX(c1_value, @csv_str, 1) > 0
						THEN 1
					ELSE 0
					END) = 0
	SELECT 0  -- one or many grp not found 
	SELECT 1  -- All group found 

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Accepted Solution

Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 2000 total points
ID: 38712158
I have tested this code:
create table tmp_ee ( c1_value varchar(10), c2_group int )
insert into tmp_ee values('foo1',             1)
insert into tmp_ee values('foo2',             2)
insert into tmp_ee values('foo3',             3)
insert into tmp_ee values('foo4',             3)
insert into tmp_ee values('foo5',             4)

declare @csv varchar(1000)
set @csv ='foo1,foo2,foo3,foo5'

select x.c2_group, x.c1_value
 from tmp_ee x where x.c2_group not in ( 
select tmp_ee.c2_group
from dbo.ParmsToList(@csv, ',') f
join tmp_ee on c1_value = f.value

set @csv ='foo1,foo2,foo5'

select x.c2_group, x.c1_value
 from tmp_ee x where x.c2_group not in ( 
select tmp_ee.c2_group
from dbo.ParmsToList(@csv, ',') f
join tmp_ee on c1_value = f.value
drop table tmp_ee

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the function dbo.ParmsToList is here:
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Expert Comment

by:Alpesh Patel
ID: 38722741
You just create string for single record of SQL table and compare with CSV file row one by one.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 38725636
Thx man, worked perfectly! :-)

And big thx to all of you.... :-)

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