T-sql numbers issue

Posted on 2014-11-22
Last Modified: 2014-11-23

My table filed called ID_number ,see below

I Wrote Following Function im not sure its good way
ALTER FUNCTION AddResults(@Num1 bigint)
RETURNS bigint
DECLARE @Value bigint
DECLARE @LengthofValue int

SET @LengthofValue=LEN(@Num1)
IF(@LengthofValue=1 OR @LengthofValue=0)
SET @Value=@Num1

SET @Value=LEFT(@Num1,1)+ CAST(SUBSTRING(CAST(@Num1 as nvarchar(10)),2,1) as bigint)


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this half way of function (half finish)

What is need to do is
i need add another column and expected results is Add ID Number values and insert into another filed
For example 0035 expected results is 3+5=8
ID_Number    Expected Results
00001             1
00002              2
00035              8
00925             16
01188              18
99999               45

Can some give me any idea how to do that
Question by:ukerandi
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by:Neil Russell
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How many rows in the table?
Is this a one off exercise or ongoing with new rows?
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by:Neil Russell
ID: 40460077
Anyway, you mentioned C# in the topics so here is a quick snippit that will do the conversion you want in C#.
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;

namespace EEDemo952
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            int ID_Number = 978;
            int Expected = 0;
            string strID;

            strID = ID_Number.ToString();
            for (int iLoop = strID.Length; iLoop > 0; iLoop--)
                Expected += Convert.ToInt16(strID.Substring(iLoop-1, 1));

            Console.Write( Expected);

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You would just need to iterate through the table and update with the value of Expected for each row.
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by:Neil Russell
ID: 40460094
You could of course add a new CLR UDF to your sql instance that defines a new function called StrTOInt that implents that small snippet of code. Accepts a string and returns an int;

Of course we dont know your level so creating UDF's in code may be out of scope for this but is a thought.
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by:Kent Olsen
ID: 40460120
Hi ukerandi,

This is hardly a normal thing to do in SQL.  Is this homework?

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by:Neil Russell
ID: 40460123
Has some serious reading to do if it is....
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HainKurt earned 500 total points
ID: 40460292
Here it is (not tested):

function GetSum(@s as varchar(5)) returns int32 as
  DECLARE @sum as int32 =0;
  DECLARE @i as int32 = 1;

  WHILE @i <= len(@s) BEGIN
    SET @sum = @sum + cast(substring(s, i, 1) as int32)

  return @sum;

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after this, it is easy:

update MyTable set OtherColumn = GetSum(ID_Number);

or just select

select ID_Number, GetSum(ID_Number) as SumOfNumbers
from MyTable
order by ID_Number;

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