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Help with query in Access

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Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I have some records in an Access database (using SQL Express for backend) where the ORD_ID field values start with an "E"

e.g. E000001234

I need help with a query where I can only find ORD_ID that start with an "E" and then update the E to X or something else.

Can someone help me?
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UNLOCK SOLUTION
UPDATE Orders
SET ORD_ID = 'X' & RIGHT(ORD_ID,LEN(ORD_ID)-1)
WHERE ORD_ID LIKE 'E*'
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update orders
set ORD_ID=replace([ORD_ID],"E","X",1,1)
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Commented:
UPDATE YourTable
SET ORD_ID = 'X' + SUBSTRING(ORD_ID, 2, 50)
WHERE ORD_ID LIKE 'E%'

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Oh my...many ways of doing this. Kelvin responded first so i will award the points to him.

Thank you for the help to all!
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>>Oh my...many ways of doing this. <<
True.  However, it just depends what is your database, I assumed you were using SQL Server and not JET and provided syntax that is compliant with T-SQL (the SQL dialect used by SQL Server).

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