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Is it possible for a query distinguish between 'London Bridge' and 'London  Bridge'

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Is it possible for a query distinguish between 'London Bridge' and 'London  Bridge'

There are two spaces between London and Bridge?
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Question by:Mr_Shaw
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They are different and will be treated as different

Where field='London  Bridge' will not return where field is 'London Bridge'

Did you want to treeat them as the same?
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by:Philip Pinnell
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replace('london  bridge','  ',' ') = 'London Bridge'

replaces double space with single space. This does not address multiple spaces
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by:Mr_Shaw
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the following WHERE clause returns the same data

WHERE      Location ='Asia'

WHERE       Location ='Asia                  '

The are treated the same.
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by:Philip Pinnell
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try this

select 'same'
where 'london bridge'='london     bridge'

select 'same'
where 'london bridge'='london bridge'

Not the same results

MS SQL 2005
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by:Mr_Shaw
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True...

It is just the suffix white spaces

select 'same'
where 'london bridge'='london bridge    '

select 'same'
where 'london bridge'='london bridge'
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by:Mr_Shaw
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thanks
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thanks
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