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Reverse searching text string in SQL

Hello Experts,

I'm after some code to use in SQL Server which allows to pick up 2 different user id's stored within a text string.

I have code which will let me pick up the first ID moving left to right but i'd like to pick up the 2nd id moving from right to left.

The text string will be something like 'Name D239383 Name D938373'

I'm using the below code to get the first UID D239383:
Case When string Like '%D[0-9]%' then 'D'+SUBSTRING(string,PATINDEX('%D[0-9]%',string)+1,6) ELSE Null END

replacing 'string' with the proper field name.

I tried using the REVERSE command but couldn't seem to get it to work.

And assistance would be greatly appreciated!
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Ryan ChongCommented:
quick try:
declare @string nVarchar(100)
set @string =  'Name D239383 Name D938373'

select @string, parsename(replace(@string, 'Name', '.'), 1)

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Chris_SizerAuthor Commented:
Hi Ryan,

Thanks for the reply!
If i understand this correctly, you are looking to replaced the word Name with a '.'?

If that's the case i'm not sure this will work as a team members name will be different in each instnace.

Also, how would i bring through the column name in your example?
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Ryan ChongCommented:
>>If i understand this correctly, you are looking to replaced the word Name with a '.'?
yes, that's the idea when we are using function parsename.

>>If that's the case i'm not sure this will work as a team members name will be different in each instnace.
do you have other instances can show here?
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Rgonzo1971Commented:
Hi,

pls try

Case When string Like '%D[0-9]%D[0-9]%' then 'D'+SUBSTRING(SUBSTRING(string,PATINDEX('%D[0-9]%',string)+1,LEN(string)),PATINDEX('%D[0-9]%',SUBSTRING(string,PATINDEX('%D[0-9]%',string)+1,Len(string))+1,6) ELSE  Null END

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Regards
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Chris_SizerAuthor Commented:
Hi Rgonzo1971,

This is working well, but it seems to be bringing through part of the 2nd name as well as the remainder of the text string.

Any ideas?
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Rgonzo1971Commented:
then try
select Case When string Like '%D[0-9]%D[0-9]%' then 'D'+SUBSTRING(SUBSTRING(string,PATINDEX('%D[0-9]%',string)+1,LEN(string)),PATINDEX('%D[0-9]%',SUBSTRING(string,PATINDEX('%D[0-9]%',string)+1,Len(string)))+1,6) ELSE  Null END

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