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MySQL script to strip out non numeric

Posted on 2011-09-14
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Hi,

I have a column with telephone numbers where some fools have put in text and () insdie here. I need a script which I can run that will strip all this rubbish out. I will then need to put this script in a cron job...

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let us know if you need any more clarification
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Will this clean the data? OR just select the data?
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No cleanup just select and return .
instead of passing a sting you can pass the column name but if you want then you can use replacing too like :

## Selecting data

SELECT select uExtractNumberFromString(columnname) FROM table_name WHERE condition;

## For replacing
UPDATE table_name
SET columname = uExtractNumberFromString(columnname);

for updating entire table and for updating columns based on condition then

UPDATE table_name
SET columname = uExtractNumberFromString(columnname)
WHERE condition;
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