Remove "new line"character

Posted on 2010-11-21
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Hi Guys,

I need a MySQL Syntax to remove "new line" character in a field.

I've tried these 2 code, but it not working

UPDATE table1 SET assigned_user_id=REPLACE(assigned_user_id, '\r\n', '');
UPDATE table1 SET assigned_user_id=REPLACE(assigned_user_id, '\n', '');

Please help. Thanks.
Question by:softbless
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Expert Comment

ID: 34182944
Maybe try

update table1 SET assigned_user_id = TRIM(TRAILING '\n' FROM assigned_user_id)

Author Comment

ID: 34182946
@DalHorinek it's still working

And i've also tried below, and it's also not working:
update table1 SET assigned_user_id = TRIM(TRAILING '\r\n' FROM assigned_user_id)

Author Comment

ID: 34182965
I mean it's still NOT working
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Expert Comment

ID: 34182975
Wat about something like UPDATE table1  SET assigned_user_id=TRIM(REPLACE(REPLACE(assigned_user_id, "\n", ""), "\t", ""));

Also try it with simple select

SELECT REPLACE(assigned_user_id, "\n", "") FROM table1

if it does anything
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Expert Comment

ID: 34182984
Try this...

UPDATE table_name SET column_name = REPLACE(column_name, CHAR(13), '');
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Accepted Solution

Umesh earned 500 total points
ID: 34182991
Actually the new lines are a combination of a new line and a carriage return, namely "\r\n". In this case, you will need CHAR(13) or CHAR(10) can do the trick

Pls backup your table before running any suggested queries..

UPDATE table_name SET column_name = REPLACE(column_name, CHAR(10), '');

or just

UPDATE table_name SET column_name = REPLACE(column_name, CHAR(13), '');

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ID: 34183011

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