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fnTitleCase

CREATE FUNCTION [dbo].[fnTitleCase]( @text AS varchar(8000) )
RETURNS varchar(8000)
AS
BEGIN
   DECLARE @Reset bit;
   DECLARE @Ret varchar(8000);
   DECLARE @i int;
   DECLARE @c char(1);

   SELECT @Reset = 1, @i=1, @Ret = ”;

   WHILE (@i <= len(@Text))
    BEGIN
       SELECT @c= substring(@Text,@i,1),
                  @Ret = @Ret + case when @Reset=1 then UPPER(@c) 
                                                   else LOWER(@c) end,
                  @Reset = case when @c like ‘[a-zA-Z]’ then 0 else 1 end,
                  @i = @i +1
    END
   RETURN @Ret
END

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To move a table from one filegroup to another while the system is “live” and “online”, recreate its clustered index…  Be sure the target filegroup is already sized to handle the incoming data 🙂

ALTER DATABASE databaseName
MODIFY FILE
    (NAME = datafileLogicalName,
    SIZE = 2000MB);
GO

CREATE CLUSTERED INDEX [i_tableName_cu] ON [dbo].[tableName] 
(
[columName] ASC
)
WITH DROP_EXISTING
ON [filegroupName]
GO

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fnGetVal

ALTER FUNCTION [dbo].[fnGetVal]( @s varchar(8000), @label varchar(1000) )
RETURNS varchar(1000)
AS
BEGIN
DECLARE @value varchar(1000)
, @value_start int
, @value_end int

SET @value_start = charindex(@label,@s)

IF @value_start > 0
BEGIN
SET @value_start += len(@label) + 3
SET @value_end = charindex(‘,’,@s,@value_start)

IF @value_end > @value_start
BEGIN
SET @value = substring(@s,@value_start,@value_end-@value_start)
END
ELSE
BEGIN
SET @value = substring(@s,@value_start,len(@s)-@value_start+1)
END
END

RETURN ltrim(rtrim(@value))
END

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good tools

a good tool will make something you already do, easier

never get a tool expecting that the tool will make you do something you are not already doing…

it is similar to exercise equipment…

if you are not already doing push-ups, sit-ups, and jogging, a gym membership or purchasing gym equipment will not make you start exercising…