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MS SQL Server 2014

MS SQL Server 2014

MS SQL Server 2014

I have a field in a table that contains various info based on customer. I want to extract a portion of the field into a new column in a view based on a name in the field.

Example my column "option" contains the following info:

product, widget; name,'Jones; address, 123 main; date, 1/1/2016; sex, male' age, 50;

I want my new column to only pull all information after name and before age?

RE: MS SQL Server 2014

If the data is always formatted the same. You might be able to do a fairly complex mid statement (Experts, maybe you have a better solution).

mid ({option}, instr({option}, ' name,')+6, instr({option}, ' age,')-1)

RE: MS SQL Server 2014

You could also do something like this:

Split({Option Field}, "'", 2)

This will only work if the name information is the only thing that's quote-delimited. If there's anything before that which has single quotes around it, the formula will be more complex.


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