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I have a table column of the type TEXT that needs to be parsed with all special dec characters with '?' character. Please provide some information as I am not sure how to handle "UTF-8" bytes.

pseudo code:

select function_name(TEXT_columnName) from table_name;

create function_name(@TEXT_columnname TEXT) returns TEXT as
final StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();
        try {
            for (byte b : s.getBytes("UTF-8")) {
                if (b < 32 || b > 254) {
                sb.append((char) b);
        } catch (UnsupportedEncodingException e) {
            LOG.error("Unsupported Encoding", e);
        return sb.toString();

asked 25 Mar '13, 13:06

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edited 25 Mar '13, 13:11

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Mark Culp

It looks like you are simply trying to find strings that contain non-ascii characters? If this is correct then look at the patindex function and regexp search condition.

Example: Here is a snippet of code that will raise an exception if a non-printable non-7-bit-ascii character is found in the string @str.

    declare myexception exception for sqlstate 99001;
    if @str not regexp '[[:ascii:]]*' then
        signal myexception;
    end if;


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answered 25 Mar '13, 13:29

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Mark Culp
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Thanks for your info!

(25 Mar '13, 15:04) hm9m
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