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SQL Server 2005 Replace string

Posted on 2007-11-14
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I have a table col carrying a lot of text in each rrecord.

I have a query that identifies the things that are causing export problems (Like | or double spaces..etc)

How can I update the records to rreplace the data double spaces with one space?

select mls, completeDescription from properties where completeDescription like '%' + '  ' + '%' and active = '1'
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Question by:lrbrister
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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update Properies
set CompleteDescription = replace(CompleteInstruction, '  ',' ' )
where active  = 1
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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update properties
  set completeDescription  = replace(completeDescription , '  ', ' ')
where completeDescription like '%  %'
 and active = '1'
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by:lrbrister
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aneeshattingal: and angelII...
  I trust both you guys...which one is better from a data safety perspective?
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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both are exactly the same except in the  where part (Actually i missed the first condition, Angel's code is better  )
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