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Hi to all. I want to update a column that links to an external document. The external documents have been converted from .TIF to .pdf. The file name remains the same.


UPDATE Documents
SET DocumentFileName = REPLACE(RIGHT(DocumentFileName,-3) 'TIF','pdf')

WHERE RIGHT(DocumentFileName,-3) ='TIF' AND DocumentLinked = '1'



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OK, it looks like I was over thinking it.


UPDATE Documents
SET DocumentFileName = REPLACE(DocumentFileName,'TIF','pdf')

WHERE DocumentFileName LIKE '%.TIF' AND DocumentLinked = '1'



Can anyone see any potential issued with above code?
Kind Regards,
Phil.

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2Tall (4/12/2013)
OK, it looks like I was over thinking it.


UPDATE Documents
SET DocumentFileName = REPLACE(DocumentFileName,'TIF','pdf')

WHERE DocumentFileName LIKE '%.TIF' AND DocumentLinked = '1'



Can anyone see any potential issued with above code?
Kind Regards,
Phil.


That will change 'TIF' anywhere in DocumentFileName, try this instead


UPDATE Documents
SET DocumentFileName = LEFT(DocumentFileName,LEN(DocumentFileName)-3) + 'pdf'

WHERE DocumentFileName LIKE '%.TIF' AND DocumentLinked = '1'



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I would refine your REPLACE slightly to include the '.' - this would help avoid the problem Mark mentioned.

update  Documents
set DocumentFileName = replace(DocumentFileName, '.TIF', '.pdf')
where DocumentFileName like '%.TIF'
and DocumentLinked = '1'




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Thanks for the responses. I will implement as suggesteed.
Phil

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2Tall (4/12/2013)
Hi to all. I want to update a column that links to an external document. The external documents have been converted from .TIF to .pdf. The file name remains the same.


Hey, how are things going? would you please post the correct code that you have implemented with Phil's advice? Thanks you.:-)
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2Tall (4/12/2013)
Hi to all. I want to update a column that links to an external document. The external documents have been converted from .TIF to .pdf. The file name remains the same.


Hey, how are things going? would you please post the correct code that you have implemented with Phil's advice? Thanks you.:-)


Why? Don't you believe that Phil's code is correct?

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Although they tell us that they want it real bad, our primary goal is to ensure that we dont actually give it to them that way.
Although change is inevitable, change for the better is usually not.
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Hi. Phil's code is the way to go Smile
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Two hydrogen atoms walk into a bar. One says, 'I think I've lost an electron.' The other says 'Are you sure?' The first says, 'Yes, I'm positive... '

Tommy Cooper

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