TSQL - String Changes

Hi Experts,

I have this and it is an Access Query:
iif(Left([companyName],4)="The ",mid([companyName],4) & ", The",[companyName])

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What it does is looks for a name that starts with "The" it takes it out from the front and puts it at the end so:

The Book Store
Would be:
Book Store The

I need to use TSQL to do the same thing and need help writing the proper syntax for TSQL which will be an update to the table.

TableName.CompanyName

Please help and thanks....
Amour22015Asked:
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
SELECT CASE WHEN LEFT(companyName, 4) = 'The' THEN RIGHT(companyName, LEN(CompanyName) - 4)) + '  The' ELSE CompanyName END as companyName
FROM YourTable

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To test, copy-paste this in SSMS and execute
CREATE TABLE #tmp (companyName varchar(100)) 

INSERT INTO #tmp (companyName) 
VALUES ('The Rumpus Room'), ('Adam 12'), ('Surf Nazis Must Die'), ('Starship Troopers'), ('The Hunger Games')

SELECT CASE WHEN LEFT(companyName, 4) = 'The' THEN RIGHT(companyName, LEN(CompanyName) - 4) + ' The' ELSE companyName END as companyName
FROM #tmp

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Fore more Access SQL to SQL Server T-SQL converstion tips check out my article at Migrating your Access Queries to SQL Server Transact-SQL
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Amour22015Author Commented:
It looks like I will have to do an update.

So I am looking for something like:

Update YourTable
Set Search1 = ????
From YourTable
Where ?????

Can I do an update to the table in question like that?

Thanks for helping....
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Amour22015Author Commented:
Maybe something like:
Update YourTable
Set Search1 = CASE WHEN LEFT(companyName, 4) = 'The' THEN RIGHT(companyName, LEN(CompanyName) - 4)) + '  The' ELSE CompanyName END as companyName
From YourTable
Where CompanyName Like 'The %'

Thanks for helping
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
Same code but UPDATE instead of SELECT...
UPDATE YourTable 
SET CompanyName = CASE WHEN LEFT(companyName, 4) = 'The' THEN RIGHT(companyName, LEN(CompanyName) - 4)) + '  The' ELSE CompanyName END

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CREATE TABLE #tmp (companyName varchar(100)) 

INSERT INTO #tmp (companyName) 
VALUES ('The Rumpus Room'), ('Adam 12'), ('Surf Nazis Must Die'), ('Starship Troopers'), ('The Hunger Games')

SELECT 'Before', companyName FROM #tmp

UPDATE #tmp
SET CompanyName = CASE WHEN LEFT(companyName, 4) = 'The' THEN RIGHT(companyName, LEN(CompanyName) - 4) + ' The' ELSE companyName END

SELECT 'After', companyName FROM #tmp

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Fore more Access SQL to SQL Server T-SQL converstion tips check out my article at Migrating your Access Queries to SQL Server Transact-SQL
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Amour22015Author Commented:
Also on the Access Query:
iif(Left([companyName],4)="The ",mid([companyName],4) & ", The",[companyName])

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I just notice that it puts a blank in front So like:

The Book Store

Book Store, The

But it comes out as:
 Book Store, The

Please help and thanks
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Amour22015Author Commented:
Great Thanks
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