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bbharathiraj
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 9:39 pm    Post subject: To find rows which is NOT Alphanumeric
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Dear Everybody,

Please help me to resolve the below issue.

I have one table with 2 columns. Both columns having some non alphanumeric values. (other than A-Z and 0-9 and space).

I would like to find all the rows if any of the columns(col1,col2) value (character by character) is not A-Z or 0-9 or spaces.

For example,
Code:

Col1                     Col2
-----------             --&..JOHN
USA                     SMITH
--^&INDIA           CATHY
GERMANY             ---%$LARA


in output, I want to fetch the below rows.


----------- --&..JOHN
--^&INDIA CATHY
GERMANY ---%$LARA[/code]

Also is there anyway to update all these character (other than A-Z,spaces,0-9) to spaces.

The below query can use to fetch the values only non alpha (not A-Z) from only one column.

SELECT COL FROM
(
SELECT COL,

CASE TRANSLATE(UPPER(COL), ' ','ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ') = ' '
THEN 1
ELSE 0
END AS VAL

FROM TABLE
) AS TEMP
WHERE VAL = 1 ;

I would like to know the query to fetch rows by checking both col1,col2.
Also please provide me the query to update all the invalid character(other than A-Z and 0-9) in all rows to spaces.
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 6:38 am    Post subject:
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as you guessed already,
If there is any volume at all (over 1000 rows on table) your best bet is to dump the file and use SORT, REXX or COBOL to change, then reload,

send a PM to Dick and ask him to lock this thread and reopen your SORT thread
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply to: To find rows which is NOT Alphanumeric
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Anticipated and done icon_smile.gif

The other topic has been re-opened. . .

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