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kumar.sapidm
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Posted - 03/28/2013 :  15:07:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi guys,

How can I use replace statement in SQL query to replace/remove all the text inside the curly bracket and the curly bracket itself. I have many similar text like that with curly bracket in my database, can I use regular expression or something similar?

E.g. @DN = VALUE1!!{VALUE2}<VALUE3}
---> VALUE1!!<VALUE3}

From previous discussions i used this STUFF(DN, PATINDEX('%{ }%', DN), LEN(DN), '')
which is only giving NULL value.

Thanks

Lamprey
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Posted - 03/28/2013 :  15:16:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is a very crude way to do it. It doesn't tkae into account strings that do no have curly-braces, multiple curly-braces, etc..
DECLARE @DN VARCHAR(100) = 'VALUE1!!{VALUE2}<VALUE3}';

SELECT 	STUFF(@DN, CHARINDEX('{', @DN), CHARINDEX('}', @DN) - CHARINDEX('{', @DN) + 1, '')
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kumar.sapidm
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Posted - 03/29/2013 :  08:29:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks a lot Lamprey, it worked.
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kumar.sapidm
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Posted - 03/31/2013 :  13:34:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
can you plz help to get this.
from value1!!{value2}<value3> to only get
value1!!value3

thanks
Kumar
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