Re: sql question

From: Jack van Zanen <jack_at_vanzanen.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 10:56:34 +1000
Message-ID: <77a615a70904161756y15280d7o8fe32d00c4bd2ac_at_mail.gmail.com>



If the format of hts_desc is always the same (xxxxxxx & yyyyyyy) than the following will work. It is highly dependent on the format of column hts_desc though. An additional space will already mess it up and ommiting or adding one entry with an additional "&" is definately a NO NO.

but

You can probably get around the inconsistencies in the format by creating some PL/SQL to parse it and stick it in a table function so you can still do a "normal" select

select hts_code, substr(hts_desc,1,instr(hts_desc,'&','1')-2) from hts union all
select hts_code, substr(hts_desc,instr(hts_desc,'&','1')+2) from hts

Jack

2009/4/17 Eugene Pipko <eugene.pipko_at_unionbay.com>

> Hi all,
>
> I have a table with the following columns:
>
>
>
> HTS_CODE HTS_DESC
>
> -----------------------
> -----------------------------------------
>
> 338K10_340W81 6109.10.0027 & 6205.20.2061
>
> 338K5_338K9_1 6105.10.0030 & 6110.20.2069
>
>
>
> I need to be able to select in the following format:
>
>
>
> HTS_CODE HTS_DESC
>
> -----------------------
> -----------------------------------------
>
> 338K10_340W81 6109.10.0027
>
> 338K10_340W81 6205.20.2061
>
> 338K5_338K9_1 6105.10.0030
>
> 338K5_338K9_1 6110.20.2069
>
>
>
> Is it possible to split hts_desc so for every value before and after & I
> will get a row using SQL?
>
> Thanks,
>
>
>
>
>
> Eugene Pipko
>
> Seattle Pacific Industries
>
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>
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>
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