SQL Pattern matching

Hi Experts,

I have two column and needs to displayed in the same format.Is there anyway to use without using function?

col1                                             col2
xxx-### xxxx&                      aaa123bbbb
*xxxxx-#-x@                          aaaaa1c

aaa-123 bbbb&
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Vikas GargAssociate Principal EngineerCommented:

there is no such function since you have different format for column in each row.

However you can try Stuff for formatting string values.
Olaf DoschkeSoftware DeveloperCommented:
It rather looks like col1 is the format and col2 the value to be formatted.
It would make sense to store this seperately, if the fonrtend using this data cannot onl convert the value with the format, but also handle the editing of the editable parts of the formats, eg only let users change the characters at x or # positions.

In that case the data can be pulled 1:1 as is and the frontend will use the one for a formatting atttribute of a control and the other for the display value, which is influenced by the format.

Bye, Olaf.

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