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Posted on 2011-03-04
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How would I remove special charaters (/) from my fname column. the position of these characters are not predictable. I would like to have Space instead of this character in my table.
the records are somthing like this
'X/YZ'
'AB/C'
Please suggest.
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Question by:parpaa
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by:Cluskitt
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UPDATE table
SET fname=REPLACE(fname,"/","")
WHERE fname LIKE '%/%'
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Or you can even drop the where part. It will simply update all records, regardless of having a / or not. When it doesn't, it updates to the same value, though.
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by:Thomasian
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SELECT REPLACE(fname, '/', ' ') FROM tablename

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OR to replace the values permanently:

UPDATE tablename SET fname = REPLACE(fname, '/', ' ') WHERE fname LIKE '%/%'

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by:parpaa
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Thanks very much
It worked perfectly
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