Human-Readable Ranges

Kevin Feasel

2016-08-03

T-SQL

Daniel Hutmacher shows us how to build human-readable ranges of integers and dates:

This is a real-world problem that I came across the other day. In a reporting scenario, I wanted to output a number of values in an easy, human-readable way for a report. But just making a long, comma-separated string of numbers doesn’t really make it very readable. This is particularly true when there are hundreds of values.

So here’s a powerful pattern to solve that task.

I really like this.  It takes the gaps & islands problem and goes one step further.

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