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Posted on 2012-03-14
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I have db in Access 2010. The tables data in the db are imported from oracle aql. I ran select * on all tables on sql server,saved them as text file and then imported the data to accsess. one of the tables has first_name column (text) , the problem with that column is that  in some  words the letters are replaced by numbers. for example "Janet" is displayed as" 01et"  and Mary is displayed as "03y", the problem is that it replaces the abbreviations of month names into numbers.
How would I fix that?
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Brute force method would be to run an UPDATE Query repeatedly on the column:

UPDATE YourTable SET YourField = Replace(YourField, 0,"")

and repeat that, replacing 0 with 1, then 2, then 3...

That is assuming that your data is never expected to have these digits


EDIT ---  Retracting this.  I misread the question as these digits being embedded in good data.  It will remove the digits leaving text that it was embedded in.

This won't work if the bad data has completely replaced good data.
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