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Cristiano Ghersi
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public by cghersi modified 5 hours ago  28  3  1

Retrieve the domain of an email in MS SQL Server

Suppose you have a table with an 'Email' field: here is the way to retrieve just only the domain of that email, and the name of the domain without the extension (.com, .net, etc.)
    charindex('@', Email, 0) + 1, 
    (charindex('.', Email, charindex('@', Email, 0)) - charindex('@', Email, 0)) - 1
  ) as domainWithNoExt, 
  SUBSTRING(Email, charindex('@', Email, 0) + 1, 200) as domain
from MyTable

public by cghersi modified Nov 20, 2014  44  3  1

How to query some values inside XML in SQL Server

This query relies on 'value' operator applied on XML fields. You can directly transform the resulting value into a particular type with the second parameter of this function.
SELECT  field1, field2
FROM    MyTable
WHERE   MyXMLField.value('/s2c:root/fieldName != ""', 'bit') = 1

public by cghersi modified Nov 20, 2014  283  5  0

Query XML fields' content in MS SQL Server

This is the right syntax to perform XQuery queries for XML columns in a SQL Server table
SELECT MyField.query('
  declare namespace s2c="";
FROM  MyTable

public by cghersi modified Nov 20, 2014  65  4  0

How to create an asynchronous task in C#

This is a simple way to create a task that will run asynchronously with respect to the current thread
System.Threading.Tasks.Task.Factory.StartNew(() =>
  log.Info("This will run async");

public by cghersi modified Nov 4, 2014  102  4  1

Calculate the occurrences of words in Rss feed

Creates a dictionary with keys=words and values=occurrences of that word in the given Rss (specified by the URL). The caller should specify the maximum number of items in the returning dictionary and, optionally, the minimum length of the words that will be added to the output.
public static Dictionary<string, int> ComputeWordsOccurrencesInRss(string url, int maxItems, int minLenOfAcceptedWords = 1)
  Dictionary<string, int> occurrences = new Dictionary<string, int>();

  IList<RssReader.RssItem> singleRssResult = RssReader.ReadRss(url, maxItems, true);
  string[] splitted = null;
  foreach (RssReader.RssItem rss in singleRssResult)
    List<string> words = new List<string>();

    //split title in words:
    splitted = StringHelper.SplitIntoWords(rss.Title);
    if (splitted != null)

    //split summary in words:
    splitted = StringHelper.SplitIntoWords(rss.Summary);
    if (splitted != null)

    //compute occurrences of words:
    for (int w = 0; w < words.Count; w++)
      string word = words[w].ToLower();
      if (word.Length < minLenOfAcceptedWords)
      if (occurrences.ContainsKey(word))
        occurrences.Add(word, 1);

  return occurrences;