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koolme_85
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i have a column abc_col1 in table A
when i do a ("Select abc_col1 from A")
i get the results as
'SHT234'
'SHT56'
'SHT7980'

i need to get the above result as
't234'
't56'
't7980'

Please advice
thanks
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Never mind i just got it worked
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Glad I could help!! :-)

Perhaps you could post your solution? One reason is so others can search for your issue and find a solution. The other is that your solution could be made even better. No downside, other than a few minutes of your time.

Best,

Kevin G. Boles
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A couple techniques:


SELECT RIGHT(abc_col1,len(abc_col1)-2)
FROM tableA

SELECT REPLACE(abc_col1,'SH','')
FROM tableA



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Use length and then substring funtionc
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iamsql1 (7/26/2013)
Use length and then substring funtionc


It's easy to get to the moon. All you need to do is build a rocket ship. ;-)

How would YOU use what you suggested to accomplish the task? Some code would be a big help.

--Jeff Moden

RBAR is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
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 not.
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Jeff Moden (7/27/2013)
iamsql1 (7/26/2013)
Use length and then substring funtionc


It's easy to get to the moon. All you need to do is build a rocket ship. ;-)

How would YOU use what you suggested to accomplish the task? Some code would be a big help.



SUBSTRING(column, 3, len(column));

Use Column name in first and last place of argument.
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iamsql1 (7/27/2013)
Jeff Moden (7/27/2013)
iamsql1 (7/26/2013)
Use length and then substring funtionc


It's easy to get to the moon. All you need to do is build a rocket ship. ;-)

How would YOU use what you suggested to accomplish the task? Some code would be a big help.



SUBSTRING(column, 3, len(column));

Use Column name in first and last place of argument.


That'll work. Thanks for posting it.

As a bit of a sidebar, you can avoid the extra calculation of LEN depending on what you intend to do with the result.

SUBSTRING(column,3,8000)

--Jeff Moden

RBAR is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
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 not.
Just because you can do something in PowerShell, doesnt mean you should. Wink

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koolme_85 (7/23/2013)
Never mind i just got it worked


Very cool. What did you do to fix it?

--Jeff Moden

RBAR is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
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 not.
Just because you can do something in PowerShell, doesnt mean you should. Wink

Helpful Links:
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