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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

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GeneralIn the midst of reviewing some code my client got back from and outsourced refactoring effort... Pin
Austin Harris22-Oct-08 13:14
Austin Harris22-Oct-08 13:14 
We ran into the following nice bit of code.

public static bool UniqueAssetNo(int assetId, string assetNo)
        {
            //--string sql = @"Select Count(*) From Asset " +
            //--				@"Where ({0} = 0 Or AssetId <> {0}) " +
            //--				@"And (LoanNum Not Like '%[A-Z]%') " +
            //--				@"And (Cast('{1}' As bigint) = Cast(LoanNum As bigint))";
            //We ran into an error during testing. I think it has to do with the indexes not being created properly. In either case, this one works.
            try
            {
                string sql = @"Select Count(*) " +
                    @"From (Select AssetId, LoanNum " +
                    @"	From Asset (NOLOCK) " +
                    @"	Where ({0} = 0 Or AssetId <> {0}) " +
                    @"	And (LoanNum Not Like '%[A-Z]%') And LTrim(RTrim(LoanNum)) <> '') qry " +
                    @"Where Cast('{1}' As bigint) = Case When qry.LoanNum = '' Then 0 else Cast(qry.LoanNum as bigint) end";
...
...


What do you think? :P
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