Stored Procedure Replace function

Posted on 2009-04-15
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
If I have a simple select statement like this:
Select Name from tblNames where ID = 1
I want to replace any occurances in Name with the following:
Replace & with &
Replace " with "
Replace - with –
Is there an easy way to do this in a stored procedure?
Question by:LATurk
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ID: 24147391
select replace(name,'&','&')
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Expert Comment

ID: 24147403
you can do like this

create proc replaceReturn
Select replace(Name,'&','&') as name from emps
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Expert Comment

ID: 24147423
refined version for you.

create proc replaceReturn
Select replace(replace(replace(Name,'&','&'),'"','"'),'-','&ndash') as name from tblNames where id=1

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Author Comment

ID: 24147453
But what if one name had all three in it.  
For Example: John "the man" & Smith-Jones
I know that's ridiculous but I want to be sure none of the characters are in this field.
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RiteshShah earned 500 total points
ID: 24147482
it will work for sure, see my last post. i did it practically and it worked
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Expert Comment

ID: 24147492
see this is what you want, right?

Select replace(replace(replace('John "the man" & Smith-Jones','&','&'),'"','"'),'-','&ndash')

will be looked like

John "the man" & Smith&ndashJones

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31570401
Thanks!  Works perfectly!

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