So, I decided to post an example-based article that discusses some simple ways of segmenting strings with T-SQL mainly by using the SUBSTRING built-in function and some other built-in functions such as CHARINDEX, LEFT, RIGHT and LEN.
Additionally, in one of my previous posts, I described the basic String built-in functions in SQL Server.
Enough theory, let’s see some examples!
Requirement 1: Get the first word only
Requirement 2: Get the second word only
Requirement 3: Get the first letters of each word
-- We also need to use the CHARINDEX, LEN and LEFT built-in functions.
This post provided simple examples on how strings can be segmented in SQL Server. I did not get into complex scenarios as if I did that I am sure that I would need many hours for finishing the article as the scenarios can vary a lot!
If you have another string segmentation scenario and/or its solution feel free to add it by commenting this post!
I hope you found this post useful!