Solved

FinD and Replace T-SQL Script Needed

Posted on 2006-06-20
3
318 Views
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
I need a SQL script to find all line breaks in a text field and replace them with the string "<br>".  Lets call the field [Users].[TextBlob].  This is for SQL server 2000.
0
Comment
Question by:creativelogic
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:Patrick Matthews
ID: 16943492
Hi creativelogic,

How are your line breaks defined?  Line feed, carriage return, or both?

Regards,

Patrick
0
 

Author Comment

by:creativelogic
ID: 16943511
lets say both
0
 
LVL 75

Accepted Solution

by:
Aneesh Retnakaran earned 500 total points
ID: 16943739
Hi creativelogic,

Here is the query



-- create table Users ( i int, TextBlob text)
-- go
-- insert into Users select '1', 'Hello
-- world
-- this
-- is
-- SQL '

DECLARE @old varchar(20) ,
@new varchar(20)
SELECT @old = char(13),
@new = '<br>'

DECLARE @i int
DECLARE @txtPtr binary(16) ,
    @offset int ,
    @dellen int

SELECT @dellen = len(@old)
SELECT @txtPtr = 0

WHILE @txtPtr IS NOT NULL
BEGIN
    SELECT @txtPtr = null
    SELECT TOP 1 @i = i, @txtPtr = textptr(TextBlob)
    FROM Users
    WHERE TextBlob LIKE '%' + @old + '%'
   
    IF @txtPtr IS NOT NULL
    BEGIN
        SELECT @offset = 1
        WHILE @offset <> 0
        BEGIN
            SELECT @offset = patindex('%' + @old + '%', TextBlob)
            FROM Users
            WHERE i = @i
            --SELECT offset = @offset
           
            IF @offset > 0
            BEGIN
                SELECT @offset = @offset-1
                UPDATETEXT Users.TextBlob @txtPtr @offset @dellen @new
            END
        END -- end while
    END-- End if
END-- end while




SELECT * FROM Users


Aneesh R!
0

Featured Post

Secure Your Active Directory - April 20, 2017

Active Directory plays a critical role in your company’s IT infrastructure and keeping it secure in today’s hacker-infested world is a must.
Microsoft published 300+ pages of guidance, but who has the time, money, and resources to implement? Register now to find an easier way.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Everyone has problem when going to load data into Data warehouse (EDW). They all need to confirm that data quality is good but they don't no how to proceed. Microsoft has provided new task within SSIS 2008 called "Data Profiler Task". It solve th…
In this article we will learn how to fix  “Cannot install SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2: Unable to install windows installer msi file” error ?
Familiarize people with the process of utilizing SQL Server functions from within Microsoft Access. Microsoft Access is a very powerful client/server development tool. One of the SQL Server objects that you can interact with from within Microsoft Ac…
Via a live example, show how to shrink a transaction log file down to a reasonable size.

749 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question