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How remove hyphens from field data in a table

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I have a table that has a text field.  The data in this field for all records has hyphens.  For example:

01-0209-090-1030

I want to remove the hypens using a query so that the end result, for example, is 0102090901030.

How can I do this?
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Question by:SteveL13
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Dim strTemp As String

strTemp ="01-0209-090-1030"    

strTemp = Replace (strTemp , "-", " ")  '<-- this will give 01 0209 090 1030

strTemp = Replace (strTemp , "-", "")  '<-- this will give 0102090901030

strTemp = Replace (strTemp , "-", "*")  '<-- this will give 01*0209*090*1030
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by:Kelvin Sparks
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To build on @eghtebas response to do in a query

UPDATE yourtable SET fieldname = REPLACE(fieldname,"-","") will give you the outcome that you're looking for.

Edit my code to put your table name into the yourtable part, and the column name into the fieldname part (2 places).


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