>>Script Language and Platform: MSSQL
This function checks for invalid characters, and some basic format. Since SQL can't use regular expressions, it cannot do a thorough validation, but this function DOES handle the minimum. If the email is valid, it returns 1, if not 0.
*ex. This is to delete invalid emails
DELETE FROM address
WHERE master.dbo.EMAILVALIDATE(email) = 0
Author: Jimmy Hattori
CREATE FUNCTION EMAILVALIDATE (@email varChar(100)) RETURNS int AS BEGIN DECLARE @invalChars varchar(5),@valid int,@badChar varchar(1),@atPos int,@periodPos int SET @valid = 1 SET @invalChars = ' /:,;' --Check to see if it's blank IF len(ltrim(rtrim(@email))) = 0 SET @valid = 0 ELSE --Loop invalid characters to see if it exists in email WHILE len(@invalChars) > 0 BEGIN SET @badChar = substring(@invalChars,1,1) IF(charindex(@badChar,@email) > 0) --If invalid character was found, return 0 to invalidate SET @valid = 0 SET @invalChars = replace(@invalChars,@badChar,'') END --Check to see if "@" exists. SET @atPos = charindex('@',@email,1) IF @atPos = 0 SET @valid = 0 --Check to see if extra "@" exists after 1st "@". IF charindex('@',@email,@atPos+1) > 0 SET @valid = 0 SET @periodPos = charindex('.',@email,@atPos) IF @periodPos = 0 SET @valid = 0 IF (@periodPos+3) > len(@email) SET @valid = 0 RETURN (@valid) END
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