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SQL Script to remove specific character from a column

Posted on 2008-06-18
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I need to remove a "-" from data in a table column. It's a chart number where they have three didgits followed by a dash and then two more digits. There are thousands of them so doing it one by one would be very time consuming. Hoping a scipt would be possible. Table = Patient, Colunm = Chart. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in Advance.
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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update Patient
set Chart = replace('-','',Chart )
where chart like '%-%'
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 250 total points
ID: 21817379
simple UPDATE:
UPDATE Patient
   SET Chart = REPLACE(Chart, '-', '')
 WHERE Chart LIKE '%-%'

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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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update Patient
set Chart = replace(Chart ,'-','')
where chart like '%-%'
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Awesome... simply awesome.
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