String Splitting With Multi-Character Delimiters

Kevin Feasel

2017-11-01

T-SQL

Derek Colley shows a way of using the STRING_SPLIT function when your delimiter is more than one character:

But what happens if we try to use STRING_SPLIT with a multi-character separator, like this?

SELECT * FROM STRING_SPLIT(@GodawfulString, ‘,,’)

Msg 214, Level 16, State 11, Line 67
Procedure expects parameter ‘separator’ of type ‘nchar(1)/nvarchar(1)’.

Ah.  That’s a no, then.

Click through for the solution.

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