You will often encounter situations where you have to reconcile two sets of data – are they the same, and if not, what differences are there? This can be because you re-wrote a piece of code and you want to verify that it still does the same job, or it can be a straight-forward comparison of two data sources. In this article, we’ll look through some useful methods and functions to compare data in SQL Server.
A lot of times, T-SQL queries aren’t just for compiling huge sets of aggregate calculations or advanced joins and indexing strategies. Sometimes, you need the skills and tools to do some basic string parsing. Here, you’ll learn the most common basic string parsing and functions found in T-SQL.