Function to strip HTML/ASP/PHP tags from text

>>Script Language and Platform: SQL Server 2000

This function strips HTML tags (or any string between < and > characters) out of text strings.

Example:


Declare @MyText varchar(30)
Set @MyText = ‘<b>My <i>sample</i> Text</b>’

Select dbo.fnStripTags(@MyText)

Results:

———————
My sample Text

(1 row(s) affected)

Author: Robert Davis


/******
Object: User Defined Function dbo.fnStripTags
Script Author: Robert Davis, [email protected]
Purpose: Strip HTML tags out of text. Anything enclosed in ‘<‘ and ‘>’ will be removed.
******/

Create Function dbo.fnStripTags
(@Dirty varchar(4000))
Returns varchar(4000)
As

Begin
Declare @Start int,
@End int,
@Length int

While CharIndex(‘<‘, @Dirty) > 0 And CharIndex(‘>’, @Dirty, CharIndex(‘<‘, @Dirty)) > 0
Begin
Select @Start = CharIndex(‘<‘, @Dirty),
@End = CharIndex(‘>’, @Dirty, CharIndex(‘<‘, @Dirty))
Select @Length = (@End – @Start) + 1
If @Length > 0
Begin
Select @Dirty = Stuff(@Dirty, @Start, @Length, ”)
End
End

return @Dirty
End



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