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Posted on 2014-04-04
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I need to change the text within a couple of records where the data contains the word "Annual" and change it to "Open"

declare @var1
@var1 = 'Open'

SELECT [ResourceSet]
      ,[ResourceType]
      ,[CultureCode]
      ,[ResourceKey]
      ,[ResourceValue]
      ,[Category]
      ,[Translated]
  FROM [bcdevtraining].[dbo].[cm_resource_core]
--UPDATE [bcdevtraining].[dbo].[cm_resource_core]
--   SET [ResourceValue] = 'Open Enrollment'
where [ResourceValue] like '%Annual Enrollment%'
GO
First record  = It's {0} &  @var1 &  'Enrollment through {1}. This is your opportunity to change your benefit elections, add or modify dependents, and change beneficiaries for {0}.
Second record = Begin Your Annual Enrollment Now!

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Question by:Karen Schaefer
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by:lcohan
ID: 39978678
Why do you need to use variable if that's all you need to do and an update like you described (and enclosed below) will do what you need to:

UPDATE [bcdevtraining].[dbo].[cm_resource_core]
  SET [ResourceValue] = 'Open Enrollment'
where [ResourceValue] like '%Annual Enrollment%'
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by:Karen Schaefer
ID: 39978684
Is there a Way to do a Mass update searching for all instances of "Annual Enrollment" and update the just that portion of the text with "Open Enrollment"?

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lcohan earned 2000 total points
ID: 39978686
Sure and sorry my bad for the first posting - this must do it - use the REPLACE sql function

UPDATE [bcdevtraining].[dbo].[cm_resource_core]
  SET [ResourceValue] = replace([ResourceValue],'Annual Enrollment','Open Enrollment')
WHERE [ResourceValue]='%Annual Enrollment%'

OR you can reduce it to just the two words you mentioned:


UPDATE [bcdevtraining].[dbo].[cm_resource_core]
  SET [ResourceValue] = replace([ResourceValue],'Annual ','Open ')
WHERE [ResourceValue]='%Annual%'
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by:Karen Schaefer
ID: 39978754
thanks for the refresher - just a  little rusty.
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