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MySQL Function for Making URL Names

2020-09-03

This function takes a text like "I Can't Cope with Socialists!" and transforms it to "i-cant-cope-with-socialists", suitable for URL names and similar. Preserves only letters (A-Z) and digits, removes double hyphens and makes everything lowercase.

CREATE FUNCTION mangle_name (str VARCHAR(255)) RETURNS...

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MySQL Function to Calculate Excel-style Dates

2011-10-18

drop function if exists exceldate;

delimiter //

-- Function that returns an Excel-style or Delphi-style date value
-- from a MySQL date. A date value of 0 represents 1899-12-30.</em>
create function exceldate(p_date date)
 returns int
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begin
 return to_days(p_date) - 693959;
end //

delimiter ;

select...
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Luhn (mod 10) Check Digit Algorithm in MySQL

2011-10-13

drop function if exists luhn;
drop function if exists luhn_check;

delimiter //

-- Function that calculates a Luhn (mod 10) check digit from a numeric string.
-- The behavior is undefined if the string contains anything else than digits.
-- Assumes that the string does...
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