This article wraps up the discussion of built-in functions supported in SQL Server 2000. We showed you various types of functions and described how to use many built-in functions.
SQL Server doesn't always have a function for a specific need; indeed, it would be unreasonable to expect this from any software. Fortunately, SQL Server supports user-defined functions that can help you add functionality specific to your own applications. The final two articles in this series will discuss user-defined functions.