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I have a field with numbers separated by ":" the problem is that I would it also contains other numbers.  I need just the 15 digit numbers within the semi colons.  An example of what is in the field is  :1571144410824900.000000:  I just need the 1571144410824900, the 16 digit number.  A field might have :1312710607045440.000000:1571144410824900.000000: but I just need the 16 digit numbers before the semi colons.  I main will be only one 16 digit number but I am just.  Can you help.  The Name of the field is Booklist.
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by:Sharath
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The question is in Oracle and SQL Server 2005. What is your database?
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by:sdstuber
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>> A field might have :1312710607045440.000000:1571144410824900.000000: but I just need the 16 digit numbers before the semi colons.

Which one is that? they are both between semicolons and hence both before at least one semicolon.

Also, your description says 15 digits and 16 digits but your values are 22 digits.
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sdstuber earned 500 total points
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Assuming you want the first 16 digit (but possibly followed by zeros) value that is between semicolons then try this on Oracle 11.2 or higher.


REGEXP_SUBSTR(
           booklist,
           ':([0-9]{16})(\.0*)?:',
           1,
           1,
           NULL,
           1
       )

If your version is 10.1 or higher you can nest the regexp inside a substr to get the subexpression

SUBSTR(REGEXP_SUBSTR(booklist, ':([0-9]{16})(\.0*)?:'), 2, 16)
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by:trinisunset
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Thank you this SUBSTR(REGEXP_SUBSTR(booklist, ':([0-9]{16})(\.0*)?:'), 2, 16)  worked.  Thank you, thank you!!!!
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