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hello

i am trying to find a way to remove spaces from an entry in a mysql column. for example, if there is a column `item` which has an entry ABC 123456, i need to remove the space and make it ABC123456. i would like a way such as an update because there are hundreds of these to remove. i would appreciate any help or advice. thanks
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 1000 total points
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this should do:
UPDATE yourtable SET `item` = replace(`item`, ' ', '' )
where `item` LIKE '% %'

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by:peter_coop
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excellent. thank you very much.
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thanks once again
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