# Problem cutting off trailing backslash from field value in mysql

Hi there

Trying to do something to manipulate a path e.g.

pathid pathlocation

1  c:\path\to\somewhere\
2 c:\path\to\somewhere\

How can I cut the trailing slash as it's an escaping character??

I'm trying this:

SELECT TRIM(TRAILING n FROM bunion);
and getting 'bunio'

But if I try this:

SELECT TRIM(TRAILING \ FROM 'C:\path\to\somewhere\');

It doesn't even run

And nor does this:

SELECT TRIM(TRAILING \\ FROM 'C:\\path\\to\\somewhere\\');

Any ideas???
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Web Programmer/TechnicianCommented:
Change the backticks to quotes and the bottom one should work.
SELECT TRIM(TRAILING '\\' FROM 'C:\\path\\to\\somewhere\\');

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Commented:
Try this possible workaround -
select trim(trailing char(92)  from 'c:\path\to\somewhere\'
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Author Commented:
Both these appear to work! Thanks both
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