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tsql cmd to strip returns

Posted on 2002-03-12
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I need the a tsql command that will strip of instances of a _trailing_ carragereturn/linefeed from a given field in a table.

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--steve...
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Scott Pletcher earned 75 total points
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Try one of these:

To UPDATE the column:
UPDATE tablename
SET column = LEFT(column,LEN(column) - 2)
WHERE RIGHT(column,2) = CHAR(13)+CHAR(10)

To SELECT the column:
SELECT CASE RIGHT(column,2) = CHAR(13)+CHAR(10) THEN LEFT(column,LEN(column) - 2) ELSE column END
FROM tablename
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thankx Scott....it appears to do what I want. The bit about the 'To SELECT the column:'... that's just so I can see what I'm going to update before I do so?
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by:Scott Pletcher
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Exactly; most people prefer to see what an update's going to do before they actually issue it.  Normally I would list the old and the new values but I didn't think you'd be able to see any difference in this case :-).
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