troubleshooting Question

Update Query, using Replace

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I am not sure why the Update query is not working in the attached db.

There are special characters and I am stipping them out.
I have Replace to "replace" any "-" and any "0" but it doesnt seem to want to update.

I only have the suspect record in the db and I have copied this record below between the 2 tables:

0045-000-20002074   (this one has 3 0's 0 between 45 and 2 and "-")
00450020002074        (this one has 2 0's 0 between 45 and 2 and no "-")

My understanding is that the Replace will strip the special character "-" and "0" and compare only on the remaining numbers: 452274 (no 0's or "-")

On my end, the update query has 0 records to update.  
If I MANUALLY remove the "-" in import-CSM2 then it will update but the Replace is suppose to do this automatically (I think)

Do you see what the issue is?    thank you

2010 format

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