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Posted Jul 23, 2004

Padding

By DatabaseJournal.com Staff



>>Script Language and Platform: SQL Server 2000
This script will pad a given string on the left or right of the column or string value.


--Parameter : Pass 'L' for Left padding and 'R' for right padding.

--Usage
select dbo.ALLPAD ('012233','*',10,'L')
--results
****012233

select dbo.ALLPAD ('012233','2',10,'R')
--results
0122332222

select dbo.ALLPAD ('43434','-',30,'L')
--results
-------------------------43434

select dbo.ALLPAD (Columnname,'-',30,'L') from tablename

Author: MAK


Create function dbo.ALLPAD (@text varchar(128),@PADtext char(1), @PADlimit int,@PADType char(1))
returns varchar(512)
as
begin
--Objective : To pad the given string on the left or right of the column or string value
--Developed by: MAK
--Date: Jul 23, 2004
declare @resultPAD varchar(512)
set @resultPAD =''

--Left Padding
If @PADtype ='L' 
begin
set @resultPAD =right(replicate(@PADtext,@PADlimit)+@text,@PADlimit)
end
--Right Padding

If @PADtype ='R' 
begin
set @resultPAD =left(@text+replicate(@PADtext,@PADlimit),@PADlimit)
end

--No Padding
If @PADtype not in ('R' , 'L' )
begin
set @resultPAD = NULL
end	

return @resultPAD

end


--Usage

/*
select dbo.ALLPAD ('012233','*',10,'L')
--results
****012233

select dbo.ALLPAD ('012233','2',10,'R')
--results
0122332222

select dbo.ALLPAD ('43434','-',30,'L')
--results
-------------------------43434
*/

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