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inbs
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Posted - 10/08/2013 :  08:38:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hi,
how do i remove all the irreular signs
like
#
-OLD
~
*


my column:
DB54-0006#2-OLD
N427722#1-OLD
16GB0141#7-OLD
M02025006A~1

RickD
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 10/08/2013 :  09:05:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
SELECT REPLACE(REPLACE(REPLACE(REPLACE(field,'#',''),'-OLD',''),'~',''),'*','') FROM Table
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madhivanan
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Posted - 10/08/2013 :  09:18:19  Show Profile  Send madhivanan a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
See if this helps http://beyondrelational.com/modules/2/blogs/70/posts/10864/removing-unwanted-characters.aspx

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visakh16
Very Important crosS Applying yaK Herder

India
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Posted - 10/08/2013 :  09:38:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by inbs

hi,
how do i remove all the irreular signs
like
#
-OLD
~
*


my column:
DB54-0006#2-OLD
N427722#1-OLD
16GB0141#7-OLD
M02025006A~1


do you've a full list or do you need to remove all special characters?

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inbs
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860 Posts

Posted - 10/08/2013 :  13:11:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
the REPLACE function it is good but not enough.
see the next example
i have this value 14GC7310#10~01
and i want to get 14GC7310

140713#01 ---> 140713
N485083#01--->N485083
N485083#01-OLD-->N485083

i want to clean all characters after the first irrgular character
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visakh16
Very Important crosS Applying yaK Herder

India
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Posted - 10/08/2013 :  13:23:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by inbs

the REPLACE function it is good but not enough.
see the next example
i have this value 14GC7310#10~01
and i want to get 14GC7310

140713#01 ---> 140713
N485083#01--->N485083
N485083#01-OLD-->N485083

i want to clean all characters after the first irrgular character



SELECT LEFT(Field,CASE WHEN PATINDEX('%[^0-9A-Za-z]%',Field)>0 THEN PATINDEX('%[^0-9A-Za-z]%',Field)-1 ELSE LEN(Field) END)
FROM Table


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