SQL Query to search for field containing specific email address

Posted on 2011-03-22
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I need a query to search for a specific email address in a table called "dbo.Faults", in a column called "symptom2". The email address is only part of the "symptom2" column. The symptom2 column is set to (ntext,null)

How do I write this query?

AND (if it's easy enough to do) can I search for the email address and replace it with another?

Question by:Chris Millard
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FROM dbo.Faults
WHERE symptom2 like '%myEmail@dot.com%'

The replacement requires more thinking

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by:Roman Gherman
Roman Gherman earned 2000 total points
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And here is the replacement

Update dbo.Faults
Set    symptom2 = replace(symptom2 , 'myEmail@dot.com', 'myNEWEmail@dot.com')
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by:Chris Millard
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Perfect - thanks ever so much...

Expert Comment

ID: 35191013
And combined (to be a bit friendly to SQL Server):

Update dbo.Faults
Set    symptom2 = replace(symptom2 , 'myEmail@dot.com', 'myNEWEmail@dot.com')
WHERE symptom2 like '%myEmail@dot.com%'

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