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Convert CSV list into a single column multiple rows

, 28 Mar 2011 CPOL
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declare	@list nvarchar(max) = 'Imdad,Kuber,Maninder,Nirmal,Ajit';
declare	@Delimiter nvarchar(10) = ',';
DECLARE @LEN INT
SET @LEN=LEN(@List)+1
 
;With UserList AS
( 
	SELECT	
			cast(isNull(NULLIF(CHARINDEX(@Delimiter,@List,1),0),@LEN) as int) AS nEnd,
			RTRIM(LTRIM(SUBSTRING(@List,1,isNull(NULLIF(CHARINDEX(@Delimiter,@List,1),0),@LEN)-1))) AS Users
	UNION All
	SELECT	
			cast(isNull(NULLIF(CHARINDEX(@Delimiter,@List,nEnd+1),0),@LEN) as int),
			RTRIM(LTRIM(SUBSTRING(@List,nEnd+1,isNull(NULLIF(CHARINDEX(@Delimiter,@List,nEnd+1),0),@LEN)-nEnd-1)))
	FROM UserList
	WHERE nEnd<@LEN
)
SELECT NULLIF(Users,'') AS Users FROM UserList where 
 

--OUTPUT
--Users
---------
--Imdad
--Kuber
--Maninder
--Nirmal
--Ajit

Thanks,
Imdadhusen

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GeneralMy vote of 5 Pin
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GeneralRe: My vote of 5 Pin
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GeneralNice example. I usually just use the bcp.exe utility to impo... Pin
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GeneralRe: Nice example. I usually just use the bcp.exe utility to impo... Pin
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