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INSERT INTO SQL QUERY FIELD

Data is coming from the SLQ database like this B1234DPRF . I want to modify this on a query
to show me like B-1234-DPRF      ,any ideas how to do this  so. after the first character insert a -   then after the fifth character insert another -
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Tony303

8/22/2022 - Mon
Tony303

DECLARE @data as varchar(10)
SET @data = 'B1234DPRF'

SELECT @Data

SELECT left(@data,1) + '-' + Substring(@data,2,4) + '-' + SUBSTRING(@Data,6,4) AS Done

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awking00

p.s. If always 4 characters after the last '-' then just substitute 4 for len(field).

You can also use left and right, I believe -
select left(field,4) +'-' substring(field(2,4) + '-' right(field,4)
awking00

Tony303, sorry I never saw your post before I submitted.
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Tony303

@awking.

Yeah, it is rare that I get a solution in first!!
Normally, while I am working the question out there are bigger brains on the job and get in before me!!!

Cheers now.
T :-)