pls help. i need to update a table where 2 fields were made larger.  the select statement like this seems to work

select substring(macro1,1,71)+'       '+

i want to update substring(macro1,1,71) to substring(macro1,1,71)+'       '+

please help.  Thank you.
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Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
update tableName
set macro1 = substring(macro1,1,71)+'       '+substring(macro1,72,2000)
AnujSQL Server DBACommented:
Update TableName
SET ColumName = substring(ColumName ,1,71)+'       '+substring(ColumName ,72,2000).
You can use STUFF instead of SUBSTRING
SELECT STUFF(macro1,72,0,'       ')

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Test the SELECT query first before updating
UPDATE tablename 
SET macro1 = STUFF(macro1,72,0,'       ')

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