Author: Shannon Lowder

Shannon Lowder is the Database Engineer you’ve been looking for!
Look no further for expertise in:
Business Analysis to gather the business requirements for the database; Database Architecting to design the logical design of the database; Database Development to actually build the objects needed by the business logic; finally, Database Administration to keep the database running in top form, and making sure there is a disaster recovery plan.


In the previous SQL posts, I showed you SUBSTRING, then I showed you REPLACE. Now, with REPLACE, you had to know what characters you wanted to replace.  What if you only knew what characters you wanted to keep?  Well, let me introduce you to PATINDEX.  This is an advanced command that is easy to learn,…

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