aquagal

Hi,

I have to implement a complex algorithm that processes each row and each column.I have bunch complex steps at the end of which a table gets populated with the processed columns.

How do I do this using CLR integration

One of the steps of processing involved per column is as follows:-
1)For each column,find successive invalid values from the start of the column.Invalid value= any value <0
2)find the invalid value depth of each column(no of successive invalid values from start)
3)If after these invalid vlaues,there is a valid value and another invalid value,replace current invalid value with valid value.
ie replace invalid value only if it has a valid value above it.
4)find the column with maximum invalue value depth and delete that many rows from the table.

Here's am example:-
Suppose there are 2 columsn colA and ColB.The columns have different datatypes eg decimal,int,string etc.
For simplicity colA and colB are ints.
RowID is keeping track of the row number.

suppose colA has the following data

RowID ColA
-----------
1 0
2 -5
3 -3
4 1
5 4
6 -9
7 5
8 8

Step1)successive invalid values from start=0,-5,-3
Step2)Invalid value depth=3(because there are 3 rows from step 1)
Step3)0,-5,-3 do not have any valid value above them.But -9 has a valid value 4 above it.So replace -9 with 4.

so colA after the algo will look as follows
RowID ColA
------------
1 0
2 -5
3 -3
4 1
5 4
6 4(replaced -9 with 4)
7 5
8 8

Now do the next column colB
RowID ColA
------------
1 -6
2 0
3 0
4 -7
5 4
6 8
7 -5
8 -8

Step1)successive invalid values from start=-6,0,0,-7
Step2)depth of invalid values=4
Step3)Next invalid value -5 occurs at RowID 7
and has a valid value 8 above it.
Replace -5 with previous valid vlaue ie 8.

RowID 8 has invalid value -8 .Its previous invalid value(-5) got replaced by a valid value 8.So replace RowID8 also with value of RowID 7 ie 8

Output at the end of these steps
RowID ColA
------------
1 -6
2 0
3 0
4 -7
5 4
6 8
7 8(replaced -5 with 8)
8 8(replaced -8 with 8)

Step4:Get the maximum invalid value depth
In this case ColB had depth=4 which is greater than ColA which had dept=3.so delete 4 rows from the beginning of the table
So the table will be

RowID colA colB
----------------------------------------
5 4 4
6 4(replaced -9 with 4) 8
7 5 8 (replaced -5 with 8)
8 8 8(replaced -8 with 8)

coolaqua

### Re: complex column processing question

nielsb

This sounds like something for the CLR. Read in the data into a SqlDataReader and then work with the data. You might even have to load the data into a DataTable in order to be able to revisit rows as the reader is forward only.

Niels