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Hi,
I'm using SQL server 2005
I entered in a bunch of data but forgot to clean one of the fields before I did.
The field has some dashes in it   " - ".

I don't know how to remove the dash in each of the fields by using only SQL. I could do it with perl but I'm wondering how I would loop through all the records and replace the dash (-) with nothing.

So for arguments sake the field name is  address

Something like
 
Foreach record in table AddressList
    Get the value of the field 'address'
    Remove dash(es) if present
    end foreach

Thanks,
Nacht
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Use the REPLACE() function.

REPLACE ( string_expression , string_pattern , string_replacement )
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UPDATE YourTable
SET YourColumn = REPLACE(YourColumn, '-', '')
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by:nachtmsk
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Thanks, that worked perfectly.
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