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Posted on 2006-11-01
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In this query, I want to change the output of the "TYPE" field to only output the name in the TYPE field to the first letter of what is there.

SELECT TYPE, COUNT(*) AS count
FROM MYTABLE
WHERE NODENAME IN ('TSG','COSTAR','STE') AND CURDATE >= '2006102'
GROUP BY TYPE

Example:
If the query comes back with the following names in the TYPE field, I want them changed to their first character in the query output.

ADD_TO  =   A
IMMED    =   I
OK2GO    =   O

How do you suggest I accomplish this?
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trailblazzyr55 earned 500 total points
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SUBSTRING(column, start, count)

try this...

SELECT SUBSTRING(TYPE,1,1) AS TYPE, COUNT(*) AS count
FROM MYTABLE
WHERE NODENAME IN ('TSG','COSTAR','STE') AND CURDATE >= '2006102'
GROUP BY TYPE

for oracle try

SELECT SUBSTR(TYPE,1,1) AS TYPE, COUNT(*) AS count
FROM MYTABLE
WHERE NODENAME IN ('TSG','COSTAR','STE') AND CURDATE >= '2006102'
GROUP BY TYPE
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by:trailblazzyr55
ID: 17850612
this may work too...

SELECT SUBSTRING(TYPE,1,1), COUNT(*) AS count
FROM MYTABLE
WHERE NODENAME IN ('TSG','COSTAR','STE') AND CURDATE >= '2006102'
GROUP BY TYPE
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