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Posted on 2016-09-16
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I have this string BPL-TS02/COMPANY-NAME\jsmith.

I do I just extract the jsmith element? I cannot just use RIGHT as the name will vary in the number of characters.
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by:Pawan Kumar
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What you need as the output from the string, I shall write it for you
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Please try this

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DECLARE @ AS VARCHAR(1000) = 'BPL-TS02/COMPANY-NAME\jsmith'
SELECT SUBSTRING(@,CHARINDEX('\',@,0)+1,(DATALENGTH(@)+1)-22)

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by:Pawan Kumar
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Please try this

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DECLARE @ AS VARCHAR(1000) = 'BPL-TS02/COMPANY-NAME\jsmith'
SELECT SUBSTRING(@,CHARINDEX('\',@,0)+1,(DATALENGTH(@)+1)-CHARINDEX('\',@,0))

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by:ste5an
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E.g.
DECLARE @Text NVARCHAR(255) = N'BPL-TS02/COMPANY-NAME\jsmith';

SELECT SUBSTRING(@Text, CHARINDEX('\', @Text) + 1, 255)

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by:Scott Pletcher
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RIGHT is easiest as long as the delimiter before the final string is always a "\" (or is always known to be a certain char(s)):

SELECT string, RIGHT(string, CHARINDEX('\', REVERSE(string)) - 1)
FROM (
    VALUES('BPL-TS02/COMPANY-NAME\jsmith'),
                  ('BPL-TS02/COMPANY-NAME\a'),
                  ('BPL-TS02/COMPANY-NAME\averyveryveryveryverylongname')
) AS sample_data(string)
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by:Vitor Montalvão
ID: 41827794
There are good solutions here, so should be closed by accepting the Experts comments.
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by:Vitor Montalvão
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Pawan, even your comment is right, ste5an's and Scott's also are.
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