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Hello All,

I have a table with comma separated strings as data in one of itís columns. The string is always comma separated but it can have any number of tokens.

For example:

Table: MyOrder

OrderNo SystemName
1001 BPLEX

I want to split this string and then generate a view which holds each token separately in a different row. i.e I want to have only one system per row.

View : V_MyOrder

OrderNo SystemName
1000 UPLEX
1000 DPLEX
1000 MPLEX
1000 APLEX
1001 BPLEX
1002 APLEX
1002 DPLEX

No procedures/functions please.

I would like to know what are all the systems associated with an order, one at a time, so that I can do a join with some other systems table that I have in my database to get more information.

No functions or procedures?

Is this comma delimited data coming from an external file? CSV or TXT or something?

If so, use externally organized tables.
So it is safe to assume the model is:

"Let's build/design something really dumb, and then figure out a clever way to report on what we actually need?"
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