Notepad++ and hidden characters

Notepad++ is great for finding patterns of text spread over several lines as you can include hidden characters in the search-string (like tab, new-line, etc).

But WATCH OUT!! if you leave a single new-line without a partner carriage-return SQL scripts will miss-behave intermittently.

The FIX – When you’ve completed whatever you’re doing – click Format / Convert to UNIX, followed by Format / Convert to Windows. Then save 🙂

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