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From:Paul DuBois Date:November 14 1999 2:19pm
Subject:Re: replace text?
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At 10:55 AM +0100 11/14/99, Søren Merser wrote:
>Hi
>I wanna go through my database, searching a char(250) field for any
>occurences of the letter combination 'Ps' and do a replace to ' F', leaving
>the text otherwice untouched.
>How do I write a SQL statement? or do I need to do some C/perl/awk script to
>do the job?  or can I pass the database file itself through awk/sed using a
>regular expressions?


I'd probably use UPDATE and the REPLACE() function:

UPDATE tbl_name
SET col_name = REPLACE (col_name, 'Ps', ' F')
WHERE col_name LIKE '%Ps%'


The WHERE clause isn't strictly necessary, actually.

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Paul DuBois, paul@stripped
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