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SQL PUZZLE | Get data present between two Single QUOTES?? | SQL Interview Question

In this puzzle you have to get data present between two single quotes. If the data is NULL or Empty then that should directly come.Please check out sample input and expected output.

Sample Input

Id Vals
1 Pawan : ‘Where is Pawan?’ – U there
2 Everybody : ‘Well Well?’ – gets found?
3 NULL
4

Expected output

Id Vals NewVals
1 Pawan : ‘Where is Pawan?’ – U there Where is Pawan?
2 Everybody : ‘Well Well?’ – gets found? Well Well?
3 NULL NULL
4

Script – DDL and INSERT sample data

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CREATE TABLE GetDataBetweenDoubleQuotes
(
	 Id INT
	,Vals VARCHAR(100)
)
GO

INSERT INTO GetDataBetweenDoubleQuotes VALUES
(1,'Pawan : ''Where is Pawan?'' - U there'),
(2,'Everybody : ''Well Well?'' - gets found?'),
(3,NULL),
(4,'')
GO

SELECT * FROM GetDataBetweenDoubleQuotes
GO

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SOLUTION 1

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SELECT * ,IIF(CHARINDEX('''',Vals,0) > 0 
		 ,SUBSTRING
		 (
			   Vals
			 , CHARINDEX('''',Vals,0) + 1		 
			 , CHARINDEX('''',Vals,  CHARINDEX('''',Vals,0) + 1) 
					- CHARINDEX('''',Vals,0) - 1		 
		 )
		, Vals) NewVals
FROM GetDataBetweenDoubleQuotes
GO


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OUTPUT

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Id          Vals                                           NewVals
----------- ---------------------------------------------- --------------------
1           Pawan : 'Where is Pawan?' - U there            Where is Pawan?
2           Everybody : 'Well Well?' - gets found?         Well Well?
3           NULL                                           NULL
4                                                          

(4 rows affected)


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Enjoy 🙂

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