T-SQL UDF: Convert Traditional IP into Numeric IP

This user-defined function (only available in SQL 2000 and above) is part of a larger project I’m working on. PARSENAME in SQL Server is my new favorite function.. Thanks to Jeff Smith for the heads up.

CREATE FUNCTION [dbo].[IPtoNumeric] (@strIP varchar(255))
RETURNS bigint
DECLARE @intIPNum bigint
IF (LEN(@strIP)-LEN(REPLACE(@strIP,’.’,”)))/LEN(‘.’) = 3 — check to ensure there are 3 dots
SET @intIPNum = (16777216 * CAST(PARSENAME(@strIP,4) as bigint) + 65536 * PARSENAME(@strIP,3) + 256 * PARSENAME(@strIP,2) + PARSENAME(@strIP,1))

You can quickly test this by issuing the following query:
SELECT dbo.IPtoNumeric(‘’) as numericIP

Chrissy is a Cloud and Datacenter Management & Data Platform MVP who has worked in IT for over 20 years. She is the creator of the popular SQL PowerShell module dbatools, holds a master's degree in Systems Engineering and is coauthor of Learn dbatools in a Month of Lunches. Chrissy is certified in SQL Server, Linux, SharePoint and network security. You can follow her on Twitter at @cl.

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