troubleshooting Question

Regular expression to trim prefix from a name

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Is it possible to do this with a regular expression replacement?

I have a SQL string and it looks something like this:

SELECT field1, field2, field3
INNER JOIN dbo.FOO_BAR_TABLE2 on dbo.FOO_BAR_TABLE2.myfield = field1
INNER JOIN dbo.ABC_TABLE3 on dbo.ABC_TABLE3.myfield2 = field1

Anywhere where there is "dbo.XXX_YYY_ZZZZ" I need to replace it with "dbo.ZZZZ". e.g.
      "dbo.AAA_BBB" gets changed to "dbo.BBB"
      "dbo.AAA_BBB_CCC_DDD" gets changed to "dbo.DDD"
      "dbo.TEST" remains unchanged.

So for example, the above string would be converted into

SELECT field1, field2, field3
INNER JOIN dbo.TABLE2 on dbo.TABLE2.myfield = field1
INNER JOIN dbo.TABLE3 on dbo.TABLE3.myfield2 = field1
ORDER BY dbo.TABLE1.myfield
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