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I have a SQL select statement in a script file like

Select [Var1], [Var2], [Var3] from [dbase1].[dbo]. [Table1]

I would  like to write a powershell script that I will append 't.' in front of every variable (but not database name [dbase1].[dbo]. [Table1])

For example

Select t.[Var1], t.[Var2], t.[Var3] from [dbase1].[dbo]. [Table1]

How can I make it stop before the word 'from'?
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by:Subsun
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Try..

$String = "Select [Var1], [Var2], [Var3] from [dbase1].[dbo]. [Table1]"
$NewString = "$(($string -split "from")[0] -replace "\[","t.[")","$(($string -split "from")[1])" -join "From"

$NewString

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by:tommym121
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what happen if there is form within the variable name

Select [Var1], [Var2 from abc], [Var3] from [dbase1].[dbo]. [Table1]

How would I pass so that I can still get this
Select [Var1], [Var2 from abc], [Var3] from [dbase1].[dbo]. [Table1]
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Try..
$NewString = "$(($string -split "\] from \[")[0] -replace "\[","t.[")","$(($string -split "\] from \[")[1])" -join "] from ["

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by:tommym121
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Thanks.
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