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In T-SQL Sybase, how will you replace linefeed, chr(10), with space while querying from a table column?

Posted on 2008-06-16
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select replace(<column name>,chr(10),'') from dbo.<table name>

The query above does not work, "Incorrect syntax near keyword, 'replace'

I'm unable to import the row because the column data contains line feed.
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by:Joe Woodhouse
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"replace" is a reserved word in Sybase T-SQL. Try exactly the same syntax, just call it str_replace instead:

     select str_replace(<column name>,chr(10),'') from dbo.<table name>
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by:villavej
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Error: Function 'chr' not found.
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by:TahirKhalil
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Assuming you have only 1 linefeed per value, you can use stuff+charindex as replace function:

declare @x char(35)
select @x="Test"+char(10)+"String"
select stuff(@x,charindex(char(10),@x),1,'*')

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Oh, I didn't even notice the "chr". Yeah. Make that "char(10)". 8-)
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by:villavej
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Thanks, it's working now.
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