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REPLACE/UPDATE a partial string in a column (VARCHAR type)

 
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mallikannasagaram

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:42 pm    Post subject: REPLACE/UPDATE a partial string in a column (VARCHAR type)
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Hi,

I need to REPLACE/UPDATE a partial string 'PQ' to 'QC' in a column (VARCHAR type) using SQL query. Please find following example for better understanding.

Example:
COLUMN VALUE UPADATE STRING
1000ABPQ 1000ABQC
XCPQJK XCQCJK
PQ QC

Please tell me the best way to do this...

Thanks & Regards,
Mallik
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mallikannasagaram

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:45 pm    Post subject: Re: SQL UPDATE QUERY
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Example:
COLUMN VALUE
1000ABPQ
XCPQJK
PQ

UPADATE STRING
1000ABQC
XCQCJK
QC
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Raphael Bacay

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:30 am    Post subject:
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Hi!

I think you need to use COBOL with this.
You can SELECT all rows containing 'PQ' with a
COL = *PQ*.

Then you can Do a fetch of all rows containing columns
with PQ. Then you can do an INSPECT REPLACING ALL 'PQ' BY 'QC'.
Then you can UPDATE the replaced value into the table as you fetch
each row.

All in all you SELECT, FETCH, INSPECT, UPDATE each row that contains
the string 'PQ' to replace it with 'QC'.


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