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Posted on 2011-02-20
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I have a column of data that I need to alter
the data format right  now is PenHg-001-42
I need to remove the penhg-001- and leave the numbers following the second -
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To simply remove PenHg-001-:


UPDATE SomeTable
SET SomeColumn = Mid(SomeColumn, 11)
WHERE SomeColumn Like "PenHg-001-*"

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To get everything after the second hyphen:


UPDATE SomeTable
SET SomeColumn = Mid(SomeColumn, InStr(InStr(1, SomeColumn, "-") + 1, SomeColumn, "-") + 1)
WHERE SomeColumn Like "*-*-*"

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