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Add EA to the start of a field in a column


Add EA to the start of a field in a column

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I am new to sql and would like your help. I have a table that lists an payroll reference number for all the workers in the business. for example

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I need to update the Payroll_reference filed so they all start with EA. So after update is will be

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I have used this but it did not work. Any ideas please?

Update pdcontacts
set Payroll_ref = 'EA' + 'Payroll_ref'
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emdavies82 (10/15/2013)
I am new to sql and would like your help. I have a table that lists an payroll reference number for all the workers in the business. for example

Emma Davies 01234568
Jo Bloggs 45685214

I need to update the Payroll_reference filed so they all start with EA. So after update is will be

Emma Davies EA01234568
Jo Bloggs EA45685214

I have used this but it did not work. Any ideas please?

Update pdcontacts
set Payroll_ref = 'EA' + 'Payroll_ref'



You've quoted 'Payroll_ref', so that makes it a literal string. Your essentially said: -
Update all Payroll_ref columns to "EAPayroll_ref".

Try: -
BEGIN TRANSACTION;

UPDATE pdcontacts
SET Payroll_ref = 'EA' + Payroll_ref;

--Check results
SELECT *
FROM pdcontacts;

--Rollback changes
ROLLBACK;
--COMMIT;
--Comment out ROLLBACK and uncomment COMMIT when you're happy that this does what you expect.




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Thank you so much for the fast response :-)
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