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From:Richard Reina Date:February 7 2002 4:20pm
Subject:Re: triming white space from a TEXT column
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>> I am trying to trim both leading and trailing whitespace from a TEXT 
>> column in my SELECT query.  I found the TRIM() command in the manual, 
>> however, I can't get it to act upon a column name instead of an 
>> actual string.  Can anyone help?
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> If you just say TRIM(col_name) it will return the trimmed column value,
> but it won't change the column itself.  Try updating the column to its
> trimmed value:
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> UPDATE tbl_name SET col_name = TRIM(col_name);



    I tried both ideas and neither one removed the white spaces.  arrr! :-(


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>> Thanks,
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>> Richard
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triming white space from a TEXT columnRichard Reina6 Feb
  • Re: triming white space from a TEXT columnPaul DuBois7 Feb
  • Re: triming white space from a TEXT columnRichard Reina7 Feb
    • Re: triming white space from a TEXT columnKeith C. Ivey7 Feb
Re: triming white space from a TEXT columnPaul DuBois12 Feb
Re: triming white space from a TEXT columnKeith C. Ivey12 Feb
Re: triming white space from a TEXT columnRichard Reina12 Feb