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This is how I do it today, but I suspect there are better ways to do it?


declare ls_path nvarchar(200);

set ls_path = 'C:\tempfolder\test\testfile.txt';

    left(ls_path, len(ls_path) -len(row_value) ) cc_path, row_value cc_filename
    sa_split_list(ls_path, '\')
    row_value <> '' and
    line_num = (select max(line_num) from sa_split_list(ls_path, '\') );


asked 18 Jan '16, 11:20

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I would think it is easier to use locate( ..., '\\', -1 ) to find the last backslash and then split the string at that location.

  declare @path varchar(255) = 'c:\\my\\path\\name\\filename.jpg';
  select locate( @path, '\\', -1 ) as len,
         left( @path, len-1 ) as path,
         substr( @path, len+1 ) as filename;

Note that backslashes should be doubled ... otherwise sequences like \n will get interpreted as newline (similar for \r and \t and a few others)


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answered 18 Jan '16, 11:44

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edited 18 Jan '16, 11:49

Wow, was just about to post something comparable but had to lookup the third LOCATE() parameter, as usual:)

(18 Jan '16, 11:46) Volker Barth
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