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SQL update statement to replace txt string with a non-printable line-break character
we would like to update all '<BR>' entries in a field with a non-printable line-break character

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Question by:rastafaray
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by:ghayasurrehman
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update table set column = REPLACE(column,'<BR>','\r\n') where <your criteria>
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by:rastafaray
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that didnt work!  

we ended up with "HELLO\r\nTEXT" instead of "HELLO<BR>TEXT"

we are looking for

"HELLO
TEXT"
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found it...

update table set column = REPLACE(column,'<BR>',CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)) where <your criteria>
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