I wanted to write a query that took numbers and turned them into ordinal numbers – re: 1 = 1st, 2 = 2nd, 3 = 3rd, etc.
I took this code from Chip Pearson’s web site. His posting was about ordinal numbers in Excel. I converted the code to a T-SQL function, and I can now use it in any other T-SQL queries I write. Here it is:
create Function dbo.OrdinalNumber
/* used to return an ordinal number */
declare @N int
declare @Suffix char(18)
declare @Result varchar(6)
select @N = @Number%100
select @Suffix = ‘stndrdthththththth’
If ((Abs(@N) >= 10) And (Abs(@N) <= 19))
Or ((Abs(@N) % 10) = 0)
select @Result= cast(@Number as varchar) + ‘th’
select @Result = cast(@Number as varchar) + substring(@Suffix,
((Abs(@N) % 10) * 2) – 1, 2)
To use it just feed it the number you want to convert.
will return “1st”