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I want to search a string called "Insert into dba.t_table" in all procedures on sql anywhere 12.0

Currently I am using

select proc_name, * from sysprocedure where source like '%INSERT INTO dba.t_table%'

which gives only 5 rows. But sometimes we write code such as


So there is a whole line space after INSERT INTO. So I am not sure if that will give accurate results or no. Then I tried below,

select proc_name, * from sysprocedure where source like '%dba.t_table%'

But this gives 95 rows. (too much)

Any other easy and accurate way to search this?

asked 01 Feb '13, 10:52

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edited 01 Feb '13, 14:09

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Graeme Perrow

If you are concerned with identifying whitespace, you may use SIMILAR TO instead of LIKE, something like (the untested):

WHERE source SIMILAR TO '%INSERT INTO[[:whitespace:]]+dba.t_table%'

BTW: You should also make sure that the "preserve_source_format option" is set, otherwise the "source" column may be NULL. If it is not set, you can search within column "proc_defn", which will contain the code in possibly reformatted way.

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answered 01 Feb '13, 12:42

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Volker Barth
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edited 01 Feb '13, 12:46

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