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taunt
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Posted - 07/02/2013 :  17:57:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello I have a table items and a column named itemname the I need to move the first 5 characters to the end, but not all the fields are the same length. Some look like this VOL.3-VARIOUS and some look like this VOL.5-VARIOUS-NAME. How can I get it to move the first 5 charaters to the end so they would all be the same like this VARIOUS-VOL.3 and VARIOUS-NAME-VOL.5. Do I use SUBSTRING(itemname, 1, 5) with other commands?

SwePeso
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Posted - 07/02/2013 :  19:49:08  Show Profile  Visit SwePeso's Homepage  Reply with Quote
UPDATE dbo.Table1 SET Col1 = SUBSTRING(Col1, 7, LEN(Col1)) + '-' + LEFT(Col1, 5) WHERE Col1 LIKE 'VOL.[0-9]-%';





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