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Posted on 2011-09-21
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I have data in a field as follows, a couple of examples are

[dbo].[Jonh Bloggs]
[dbo].[The Results Home Page]

I am looking to remove [dbo].[] so I would ber left with

Jonh Bloggs
The Results Home Page

The database is SQL 2008
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update mytable set myfield = replace(replace(myfield, '[dbo].[', ''), ']', '')
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by:Lee Savidge
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Or:

update mytable set myfield = right(left(myfield, len(myfield) - 1), len(left(myfield, len(myfield) - 1)) - 7)

But the replace above is better :)
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