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SQL Query Help Needed

I have a MySQL database names FLOW. I have a table in this DB named INFO. In this table I have several fields but I need a SQL that I can run to check filed fname, mname, and lname for hyphens (-), periods (.), apostrophes ('), and commas (,) & if possible trailing blank spaces. Can someone help me out on this? Thanks
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wantabe2
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David KrollCommented:
update INFO
set fname = ltrim(rtrim(fname)),
mname = ltrim(rtrim(mname)),
lname = ltrim(rtrim(lname))

update INFO
set fname = replace(fname, '-', ''),
mname = replace(mname, '-', ''),
lname = replace(lname, '-', '')

update INFO
set fname = replace(fname, '.', ''),
mname = replace(mname, '.', ''),
lname = replace(lname, '.', '')

update INFO
set fname = replace(fname, ',', ''),
mname = replace(mname, ',', ''),
lname = replace(lname, ',', '')

update INFO
set fname = replace(fname, '''', ''),
mname = replace(mname, '''', ''),
lname = replace(lname, '''', '')
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wantabe2Author Commented:
does that SQL just check for them & give me the results or does it actually find them & then get rid of them?
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David KrollCommented:
gets rid of them.
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wantabe2Author Commented:
awesome! Thanks!
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