Removing one CR/ LF and/or multiple CR/LF from a single field

We'd like to remove the CR/LF from a single field called "ADDITIONAL_INFO".  The tricky part is, is that there may be one or more CR/LF within the data.  After the CR/LF(s) are removed we need a space between the data.  There may be CR/LF at the beginning and at the end of the field.

For example, "JOHN DOE <cr/lf> <cr/lf> AND JANE DOE <cr/lf>" would become "JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE" as the field.

PS:  We are using SQL Server to connect to DB2 (if that matters).



jeffrey_b_leeAsked:
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
is this a linked server to db2 or what?
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jogosCommented:
declare @CRLF varchar(2)
set @CRLF = CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)

select .... replace(ADDITIONAL_INFO,@CRLF,'')
from
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TextReportCommented:
You can do this in a select or an update depending if you want the change to be permanant.
Cheers, Andrew

SELECT LTRIM(RTRIM(REPLACE(ADDITIONAL_INFO,CHAR(13)+CHAR(10),' '))) AS ADDITIONAL_INFO
FROM mytable
 
 
UPDATE mytable
SET ADDITIONAL_INFO = LTRIM(RTRIM(REPLACE(ADDITIONAL_INFO,CHAR(13)+CHAR(10),' ')))
WHERE ADDITIONAL_INFO LINE '%' + CHAR(13)+CHAR(10) + '%'

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