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ORACLE -- SUBSTR update ?

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I HAVE AN ORG_CODE varchar2 column,
RUN the BELOW STATEMENT WHICH SHOULD
update all 100+ of MY ORG_CODE = '130xxx'
RECORDS to ORG_CODE = '100xxx', BUT
updates them to '231' instead.

How can I fix ?

update COMPANY_POSITION_TAB
--set ORG_CODE = '100101' -- works
set ORG_CODE = '100' + SUBSTR(ORG_CODE,4,3) -- fails
where SUBSTR(ORG_CODE,1,3) = '130'
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by:jerrypd
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i would verify the whole ORG_CODE before going any further.
The code looks ok to me, but not knowing what the 4th 5th and 6th chars are makes it a bit tough to diagnose...
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laneduncan earned 2000 total points
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Oracle doesn't use the '+' character for concat.  You'd need to do something like this, instead:

set ORG_CODE = '100' || SUBSTR(ORG_CODE,4,3)
where SUBSTR(ORG_CODE,1,3) = '130'
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by:jerrypd
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oops! I missed that '+' sign - - good catch!!
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by:awking00
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Another way -
UPDATE COMPANY_POSITION_TAB
SET ORG_CODE = REGEXP_REPLACE(ORG_CODE,'^130','100');
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