Extract substring from field in SQL

Using a SELECT query if possible, I need to "extract" a substring from within a field from a SQL db table. For example, I have a summary field in the 'Service' table [dbo.Service.summary] that contains a lot of unnecessary data but somewhere in all of that data is a substring that begins with 'INC' such as 'INC1256559'. How do I select only the substring (beginning with 'INC' and ending with the following space minus 1 [' ' -1]? Of course, I want to give the resulting column an alias like AS 'INC Number'


Full Example: T0554 Incident INC1256559 - DSL possible damaged cable run need tech to replace patch and phone cable
Ben RapierAsked:
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Shaun KlineLead Software EngineerCommented:
Here is code that finds the desired text in your example:
DECLARE @Test VARCHAR(100)

SET @Test = 'T0554 Incident INC1256559 - DSL possible damaged cable run need tech to replace patch and phone cable'

SELECT SUBSTRING(@Test, PATINDEX('% INC[0-9]%', @Test) + 1, CHARINDEX(' ', @Test, PATINDEX('% INC[0-9]%', @Test) + 2) - (PATINDEX('% INC[0-9]%', @Test) + 1)) [INC Number]

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