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How do I delete all the text from a database field up to a ?

Posted on 2006-06-21
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Hi,

I have a field called description in a database table, within the field is a ?, I want to delete all the text up to the ? and leave the rest.

Help needed.

Many thanks
Asw
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by:atul_parmar
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This will work for Access.

update tablename
set description = mid(description, instr(description, "?")+1)

If you are using other database just replace the mid and instr function with similar one.
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by:Asw
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Hi atul_parmar,

I'm using DBIsam, but I'll give it a try.

Thanks
Andy
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by:mikelittlewood
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I think the MSSQL version would be something like this if you have similar

UPDATE tablename
SET description = SubString(description, CharIndex('?', description) +1, Len(description))
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atul_parmar earned 500 total points
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For DBIsam,
UPDATE tablename
SET description = SubString(description, POSITION('?', description) +1, Length(description))
for SQL referance see http://www.elevatesoft.com/dbisam4d5_sql_reference.htm
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by:mikelittlewood
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ah so just have to replace CharIndex with Position in mine, nice.
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by:Asw
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Hi Guyz,

Thanks for putting me in the correct direction.

I'll give the points to atul_parmar, because I got the info from http://www.elevatesoft.com/dbisam4d5_sql_reference.htm

This does the trick:
UPDATE Products
SET description = SubString(description from POS('?' in description)
+1)

Thanks
Andy
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