Exercise: Use the CHARINDEX function to find this and that

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 Category ==> SQL  (156 exercises) Topic ==> Calculations  (7 exercises) Level ==> Harder than average Course ==> Introduction to SQL
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1. Go into SQL Server Management Studio;
2. Open the SQL file you've just unzipped (you can press CTRL + O to do this); then
3. Execute this script.

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The aim of this exercise is to find this and that in the EventDetails column (in that order).  Your final query should show this:

There are 3 rows containing both words, but these are the only 2 containing them in the right order.

You should find the CHARINDEX function useful.  Here's an example:

CHARINDEX( 'Trump', 'Donald Trump', 1)

This would return 8, since Trump begins in Donald Trump at the 8th character (starting from 1).

When you've got this working (and it's fiddly), save this as This and that, then close it down.