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Joel 10/11/2011 10:07:48 AM

SQL - Loop through a string and show all the ASCII characters

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This short script will show how to loop through a string in T-SQL and display the ASCII characters.

Why would you need to do this? Sometime you need to see (visibly) the placement of non printable characters in a string, like CR (ASCII 13), LF (ASCII 10) or TAB (ASCII(9). This script does that. The output will look take text that look like this:

And show this:

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Section: SQL Scripts