Returns the highest available Index that can be used using the Split function (Advanced Version)

  • Free Function
  • SQL Server Compatibility: 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017


SELECT ( @Text, @Delimiter, @IsDelimiterCharArray, @RegexPattern )


Name Type Description
@Text nvarchar(MAX)

String expression containing substrings and delimiters. 

@Delimiter nvarchar(4000)

String of characters used to identify substring limits. 

@IsDelimiterCharArray bit

Boolean expression describing the composition of delimiter composed of more than one character.
0 = Single delimiter composed of a one or more character string.
1 = Multiple delimiters, each composed of a single character. 

@RegexPattern nvarchar(4000) String expression containing a regex expression. See Regular Expression Language – Quick Reference for more information. Even though this parameter is required, a NULL value indicates that no regex expression is to be used.

Return Type:


Sample Usage:

Split by a space character and a simple regex pattern:
Split by a Char Array delimiter:

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