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I am trying to clean some phone number that contain special characters such as ( ) - and any extra spaces in phone number fields.

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I am trying to clean some phone number that contain special characters such as ( ) - and any extra spaces in phone number fields. How do I take out just digits from (548) 552-5254.
I am trying to get 5485525224.

Any ideas?
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Question by:martyje
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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you could replace all the characters that are "noise":


REPLACE(REPLACE(REPLACE(REPLACE(yourfield, ' ', ''), '-', ''), '(', ''), ')', '')

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by:Leon Teale
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what phone is it?

can you not 'edit' the contact or number?
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by:martyje
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angelll:
Here's the query that I tried. What am I doing wrong here?
SELECT REPLACE( REPLACE( REPLACE( REPLACE(  `phone` ,  ' ',  '' ) ,  '-',  '' ) ,  '(',  '' ) ,  ')',  '' )

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by:ushastry
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You are missing table name .



SELECT REPLACE(REPLACE(REPLACE(REPLACE(`phone` ,' ','' ) ,'-',''),'(','' ),')','') FROM tablename;
 
It seems `phone` is a column name..

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by:martyje
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Sorry, should have asked the question differently. I want to update that change in the database permanently. All the phone numbers that I have in `phone` column, I want to take out all the special characters and spaces.
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 125 total points
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you will need to UPDATE, though:
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Thanks much
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