In MS SQL Server how can I do a character replace? Example: In a specific field, how do I replace all spaces with an underscore character, in every record containing a space?
I needed to replace all spaces in a name field with underscore characters, so a different program would recognize the entire field as a single entry. I couldn't think of a quick way so I had to replace about 400 spaces by hand. Not very fun.
T-SQL has a very useful function called
REPLACE. What this does is look for
the occurances of a specified string in your target and replace it with
another one. So we can use this format:
More specific to your case, you need to
Note that I've added the
TRIMs to ensure there's no leading and trailing
spaces, as I don't suppose you would need to convert those to underscores.