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I have the following sql statement:

SELECT TOP(4) ('arrDeck['), (HandRank),+ ',0] = "',(Cards),'"'
FROM HMHoleRankings

It returns:

               HandRank                 Cards
arrDeck[      1      ,0] = "      aa              "
arrDeck[      2      ,0] = "      kk              "
arrDeck[      3      ,0] = "      qq              "
arrDeck[      4      ,0] = "      aks             "

Needs to return:

arrDeck[1      ,0] = "aa"
arrDeck[2      ,0] = "kk"
arrDeck[3      ,0] = "qq"
arrDeck[4      ,0] = "aks"

What should I change to trim the values?

HandRank is an integer that needs to be returned as a character string.

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Question by:Dovberman
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by:Dovberman
ID: 39808329
Sorry,
Needs to return:

arrDeck[1,0] = "aa"
arrDeck[2,0] = "kk"
arrDeck[3,0] = "qq"
arrDeck[4,0] = "aks"
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Robert Schutt earned 400 total points
ID: 39808503
Try this:
SELECT TOP(4) 'arrDeck[' + convert(varchar, HandRank) + ',0] = "' + (Cards) + '"'
FROM HMHoleRankings

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by:Dovberman
ID: 39808640
Great improvement.

arrDeck[1,0] = "aa        "
arrDeck[2,0] = "kk        "
arrDeck[3,0] = "qq        "
arrDeck[4,0] = "aks       "

How do I eliminate the remaining blanks to return as follows?

arrDeck[1,0] = "aa"
arrDeck[2,0] = "kk"
arrDeck[3,0] = "qq"
arrDeck[4,0] = "aks"

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by:Robert Schutt
ID: 39808642
probably a char field instead of varchar, use
RTRIM(Cards)

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by:Dovberman
ID: 39808663
Works perfectly.

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by:Dovberman
ID: 39808665
Works perfectly.

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