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Find and Replace only the FIRST comma


Find and Replace only the FIRST comma

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Hi,

I'd only the one occurrence of a character in a string replace.
Excample: (this is a test, hello World 4.2 test)
Only the first comma must Replaced with semicolon
Like this=>: (this is a test; hello World 4.2 test)
First comma = semikolon Smile

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Nicole :-)
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the STUFF command can help you with that one:

CREATE TABLE #tmp(ID int identity(1,1) not null primary key,[SampleString] varchar(150))
INSERT INTO #tmp(SampleString)
SELECT 'this is a test, hello World 4.2 test' UNION ALL
SELECT 'other data, but with, like two commas' UNION ALL
SELECT 'other data with no commas at all.' UNION ALL
SELECT 'another row, with a couple of commas, i think'
--selecting the data
SELECT
CASE
WHEN CHARINDEX(',',SampleString) > 0
THEN STUFF(SampleString,CHARINDEX(',',SampleString),1,';')
ELSE SampleString
END As NewString,*
FROM #tmp;
--updating the data?
UPDATE #tmp
SET SampleString =STUFF(SampleString,CHARINDEX(',',SampleString),1,';')
WHERE CHARINDEX(',',SampleString) >0




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COALESCE(STUFF(SampleString,CHARINDEX(',',SampleString),1,';'),SampleString)


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