An optimized version of function sys.fn_cdc_is_bit_set

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Change Data Capture (CDC) table uses __$update_mask to track the modifications of ordinal columns.

__$update_mask’s type is varbinary(128)

The function sys.fn_cdc_is_bit_set is provided within Microsoft SQL Server. It is used to calculate if the value of a column is modified, based on the column’s position and the __$update_mask.

Its signature is:

sys.fn_cdc_is_bit_set(position, update_mask)

But the function sys.fn_cdc_is_bit_set provided in SQL Server is not optimal when there are a lot of data to process.

Here is an optimal version:

CREATE FUNCTION [dbo].[fn_cdc_is_bit_set_optimized]
    @position INT,
    @update_mask VARBINARY(128)
    DECLARE @isSet BIT =
        CASE WHEN SUBSTRING(@update_mask,DATALENGTH(@update_mask) - ((@position-1)/8),1) & POWER(2, (@position-1)%8) > 0
        THEN 1 ELSE 0 END
    RETURN @isSet;
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