Join Simon Allardice for an in-depth discussion in this video Using string functions, part of SQL Server 2008 Essential Training.
Every SQL Server database you are going to work with is likely to contain…immense amounts of text in varchar and char columns.…So it's no surprise that there are many string functions to deal with that text…and let me go through a few of those.…So I am going to use AdventureWorksLT just to have some columns to work with and…play around with here.…Let's say we just start off with a very simple SELECT statement, selecting the…LastName FROM SalesLT.Customer.…Now, this is no surprise. We are not using a function yet.…
It's simply going to go against that table and fetch every row but just that one column.…But we can use that information and feed that into any of those string functions.…We could start with the simple ones.…There're functions like UPPER. It shows up in hot pink here and just takes one argument.…We feed in LastName into the UPPER function and it will return the result of…that function, which in this case not surprisingly is just turning all of those…LastNames into uppercase.…Now do bear in mind this is not changing the data in the database.…
- Using T-SQL (Transact-SQL)
- Managing databases with SQL Server Management Studio
- Understanding database normalization
- Using SELECT statements
- Building indexes
- Monitoring database size and integrity
- Backing up and restoring databases
- Creating functions and stored procedures
- Managing database permissions
- Creating and formatting reports
- Adding charts to reports
- Creating and executing a simple SSIS package
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Installing SQL Server 2008 R2
3. Tools and System Databases
SQL Server system databases2m 22s
4. Creating Databases
5. Importing Existing Data
6. Retrieving Data with SQL
7. Inserting and Updating Data
8. SQL Functions
9. Stored Procedures and Transactions
10. Core Administration Tasks
11. Backing Up and Restoring
12. Security Features
13. Reporting Services
14. Integration Services
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