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Posted on 2008-10-07
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Hi,

I am trying to update a Column within a Table:

all records in column are in following format:

99-xxx-xxxx
89-xxx-xxxx
99-xxx-xxxx

I just want to update first two char '99' to '89' and rest of '-xxx-xxxx' remain intact.

Thank you in advance.

CN
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by:Jim P.
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Update MyTable
SET MyCol = '99' + SUBSTR(MyCol, 3, 15)
WHERE Left(MyCol,2) = '89'
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by:Jim P.
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Bqckwards
Update MyTable
SET MyCol = '89' + SUBSTR(MyCol, 3, 15)
WHERE Left(MyCol,2) = '99'

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by:CyberNerd
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I've ran the update statement but I get the following error:

Msg 195, Level 15, State 10, Line 2
'SUBSTR' is not a recognized built-in function name.

Is this mean SUBSTR is not enabled in my SQL 2005 server?
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Jim P. earned 500 total points
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Try substring. SUBSTR is an accepted synonym in Oracle. My bad.
Update MyTable
SET MyCol = '89' + substring(MyCol, 3, 15)
WHERE Left(MyCol,2) = '99'

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by:Jim P.
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Glad to be of assistance. May all your days get brighter and brighter.
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