But what is the function of the subroutine to which you want to pass the value of COLUMN3 ? Could you use an existing SQL function in your SELECT query? Or could you build a stored routine for your DB?
It did not even cross my mind to attempt either using an existing SQL function or building a stored routine within my DB and using that.
I have written a Perl function that takes a string and substitutes out certain characters from that string (the characters I'm taking out belong to a hash that I can extend as and when I need to
I'm not sure whether I can use an existing SQL function to achieve this, but it seemed like a good idea to have that function coded in Perl - seeing as how great Perl is with RegExps and the other programmer likely to be maintaining the code knows Perl..
Thanks for the advice! Once I get a handle on creating stored procedures in MSSQL I'm sure I'll be looking for every excuse to use them.
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