Removing White Spaces In A Varchar Column
I have a table . It has a nullable column called AccountNumber, which
is of varchar type. The AccountNumber is alpha-numeric. I want to take
data from this table and process it for my application. Before doing
that I would like to filter out duplicate AccountNumbers. I get most of
the duplicates filtered out by using this query:
select * from customers
where AccountNumber NOT IN (select AccountNumber from customers where
AccountNumber <> '' group by AccountNumber having count(AccountNumber)[color=blue]
But there are few duplicate entries where the actual AccountNumber is
same, but there is a trailing space in first one, and hence this
duplicate records are not getting filtered out. e.g
"abc123<white-space>" and "abc123" are considered two different entries
by above query.
I ran a query like :
update customers set AccountNumber = LTRIM(RTRIM(AccountNumber)
But even after this query, the trailing space remains, and I am not
able to filter out those entries.
Am I missing anything here? Can somebody help me in making sure I
filter out all duplicate entries ?
Hello,This is a simple question, hopefully with a simple answer. I havean nvarchar column of length 255. In one of the rows I have thefollowing sentance - 'See the brown ball bounce'. Is it possible touse a command to remove all of the spaces in that sentance, so thatthe sentance reads 'Seethebrownballbounce'? As you can see, I am notjust interested in getting rid of the trailing and leading spaces.Thanks,Billy
Creating a text file using DTS, is there a function/way to take out white
spaces from columns. Example:
'1234 ','567 ' would come in text as
Thanks in advance.
Whenever I insert a record into my table it adds trailing white spaces up to the amount of char's that the field is set to allow. Obviously I don't want it to do this.
Among other problems then when I get the data back out it has a ton of white spaces, which normally wouldn't be a problem. i could just use the .Trim() function, but for some reason when I bind the data to a drop down list and use the .Trim() function it doesn't trim the white spaces.
Anyways any ideas on how to make it so the white spaces don't get put in in the first place?? Or any other thoughts on this?? Thanks!
My problem seems to be very simple to solve but I don't know how to do this ;-(
I'm trying to make a query spool (by osql command line) to a txt file and white spaces are also spooled and I don't know how to avoid it.
osql -E -u -h-1 -s "," -i test.sql -o test.txt
SET NOCOUNT ON
1, 3, 2129, 0
2, 9, 2345, 9
and I'd like to have the output file like that - without leading spaces:
Thanks in advance for your help.
What is the Select statement to remove white spaces between words?
I have a column which has some white spaces that I suspect is tab delimeted one. So when I use a rtrim(col1) it would not trim those. So i used a scrip component and wrote this line,
Row.trimDetail = RTrim(Row.detail)
here trimdetail is an o/p column and detail is the input col with the trailing spaces.
but still I don know why the column has that spaces. Can someone help me to figure out what is the problem ?
Thanks in advance,
Hi, I'm inserting a few columns into my db (they all have a nvarchar(50) ).. but i noticed when i retrieve them out of the db, the length of the string always have some trailing white spaces behind them and such when I try to do stuff like dropdownlist.items.findbyvalue(), it normally fails.I did trace and before the string get into the db, they were teh right length. so I'm not sure where did I do things wrong? thanks
I spent huge amount of time figuring out how to preserve lading and trailing white spaces on report display without success. Can anyone help me here?
My problem is I have data with leading and or trailing white spaces and I need to show it as is. In designer preview it shows correct values. As soon as report is published and accessed on web, it truncates the whitespaces . I had a look at source, it shows values are correctly fetched(with spaces) but are ignored while rendering. I also tried replacing blank space with , however it reads this as &nbsp;.
I am using asp.net 2.0 and SQL serer 2005 reporting services.
i have table i use it for update insert
and the users use this table from a grid on the web
and i need to prevent from white space in the fields in table
so how to
create TRIGGER remove white space from a fields in table scan and fix it ?
WHERE (LTRIM(RTRIM(fieldname)) = 'Approve')
create TRIGGER on update insert and not to damage the text in the all fields
I have a matrix. There are 2 row groups. The visibility of the second group is toggled by the first group. The visibility of the corresponding text box is also toggled similarly. So when the report runs, initially only the first row group is visible, and clicking on the plus sign makes the column for the second row group appear.
This is great, except that I can't get the column of the second group to disappear completely when the group is invisible. This means that there is a gap between the first column and the actual data in the detail boxes. I want this data to shift along from left to right as the row groups are expanded.
Does anyone know if this is possible? Any help would be much appreciated.
Hi. In our database, we have a Social Security Number field. We've made application upgrades and we can no longer have the dashes ( - ) between the numbers. So, I ran this update on our database to remove all the dashes. it did remove all the dashes except it put spaces in its spot:
UPDATE DefendantCase SET SSN = REPLACE(SSN, '-','')
so, i tried this query and it does nothing.
UPDATE DefendantCase SET SSN = REPLACE(SSN, ' ','')
does anybody have any ideas? Thanks!
I have a table of addresses I need to import each month and under the 'County' Column the word County or Burrough follows each county name. Ex 'Baltimore County', 'Washington County', 'Davis Burrough' etc.
Using DTS is there a way to remove the space and County(Burrough) following each county name? I've tried using the trim feature but that only seems the Trim the White Space.
Thanks for any help you can offer.
I have a text box with the following expression:
="OEM Part Code" + " " + "Part Code" +" " + "Part Description"
As you can see, there is a lot of spaces in here. The reportviewer removes these spaces. so that it look like
OEM Part Code Part Code Part Description"
OEM Part Code Part Code Part Description
Why is it doing this?
Can I stop it from doing this?
I guess there is no built in functions to do this but I have a function that replaces anything that is not A-Z with a space and returns @data. What I additionally need the function to do is scrunch up @data (remove all blanks betwwen each word so that 'I ran very fast' would be 'Iranveryfast').
What I need help in doing is the "Scrunch" part. Is there a way I could move the @Data to something like @DataHold and inspect each character, if it is not a blank, move that character back to @Data?
This was pretty easy for me to do in C# with a while loop, but I do not know how to get it done in SQL Server 2005.
Thanks for any help!
I have three columns, RecordID, FirstName, and LastName, but somehowthrough some program glitch, there is sometimes a trailing space inthe firstname and lastname columns, for example, a persons name couldbe entered as "John " "Smith" or "Bob " "Johnson "I know there is a RTRIM function in sql, but the problem I/m having ismaking an update line go through each row, and removing trailingspaces on those two columns. Any help will be greatly appreciated.Thanks in advance.
I loaded data into a CHAR fields from Legacy.
How to remove those leading spaces with in SQL server...?
How do i eliminate records which has spaces
i tried with
select * from table
where col1 !='' or
col1 is not null
which doesn't work.. any help.
Hi I am trying to strip out any non-alpha characters from a field.
i.e. Field = ABC"_IT8*$ should return: ABCIT8
I am writing a loop to do this for all values of a field. The script runs, but hangs....please could somebody advise on the code below...:
I run the script but it doesn't seem to finish. Can anybody see any issues with the code:
DECLARE @Index SMALLINT,
-- @sqlstring varchar(500)
SET @Counter = 1
SET @Max = (SELECT Max(DTect_Supplier_SRN) FROM SUPPLIER_TABLE_TEST)
WHILE @Counter <@Max
SET @MATCH_Supplier_name = (SELECT Match_Supplier_Name FROM SUPPLIER_TABLE_TEST WHERE @Counter = DTect_Supplier_SRN)
SET @Index = LEN(@MATCH_Supplier_name)
WHILE @Index > = 1
SET @MATCH_Supplier_name = CASE
WHEN SUBSTRING(@MATCH_Supplier_name, @Index, 1) LIKE '[a-zA-Z]' TH EN SUBSTRING(@MATCH_Supplier_name, @Index, 1)
WHEN SUBSTRING(@MATCH_Supplier_name, @Index, 1) LIKE '[0-9]' THEN SUBSTRING(@MATCH_Supplier_name, @Index, 1)
END + @MATCH_Supplier_name
SET @Index = @Index - 1
SET @Counter = @Counter + 1
I have a main report that does some row groupings.. When there is little data coming out, there tends to be a widish gap between main report and sub report..
I tried placing the sub-report in the table footer but this landed up squashing the column width's of the sub report..
Is there another way to get this right ? I tried placing the sub report into a rectangle, and the main table into its own rectangle and then merging those into another rectangle.. This unfortunately did not work..
Any Suggestions would be appreciated
When i view the Report from SSRS Report preview Tab it's working fine, But when i deploy that and try to view in the IE
I am seeing the Body background color in between the image and page border of the page footer how to solve that?
I am trying to load a field in my DB and it is defined as varchar(11) but when I populate it, it still adds spaces at the end. When I try to use it in an If statement, it doesn't match and executes the else instead. The wierd part is it seems to make it 10 characters long and not 11 or the the actual length. I think I had originally set it up for char(10) then changed it afterward but I even deleted the field and reentered it as varchar(11).Thanks,Eric
I have tried setting SET ANSI_PADDING ON and SET ANSI_PADDING OFF
I am trying to do this (in a loop though)
Declare @vc50_execstatement varchar(50)
Select @vc50_execstatement = 'grant select on '+name+' to USER01' from sysobjects where id = [whatever]
What I end up with is
Grant select ontablename to USER01
Note there is no space between on and the tablename.
Must I change all dynamic sql using varchars to eliminate this problem?
I have a later build than Beta 3 (RC1)
I have started a report that looks great exported to PDF, excel, looks great on preview in visual studio, but has a strange issue when accessing with URL access using the format=HTML4.0 option. I tried it both with and without text (thinking removing text would give clues, no joy.)
Here's a screenshot of it: http://img451.imageshack.us/img451/4505/iffyreportyq8.jpg
When printed out using print button it looks fine, but on the preview (as in screenshot) it has narrowed the body and got an approx. 1 inch wide white column on the right between the header and footer.
I've tried searching the web for clues on how to fix this with no success. Any help would be much appreciated.
I have looked far and wide and have not found anything that works to allow me to resolve this issue.
I am moving data from DB2 using the MS OLEDB Provider for DB2. The OLEDB source sees the column of data as DT_TEXT. I setup a destination to SQL Server 2005 and everything looks good until I try and run the package.
I get the error:
[OLE DB Source ] Error: An OLE DB error has occurred. Error code: 0x80040E21. An OLE DB record is available. Source: "Microsoft DB2 OLE DB Provider" Hresult: 0x80040E21 Description: "Multiple-step OLE DB operation generated errors. Check each OLE DB status value, if available. No work was done.".
[OLE DB Source ] Error: Failed to retrieve long data for column "LIST_DATA_RCVD".
[OLE DB Source ] Error: There was an error with output column "LIST_DATA_RCVD" (324) on output "OLE DB Source Output" (287). The column status returned was: "DBSTATUS_UNAVAILABLE".
[OLE DB Source ] Error: The "output column "LIST_DATA_RCVD" (324)" failed because error code 0xC0209071 occurred, and the error row disposition on "output column "LIST_DATA_RCVD" (324)" specifies failure on error. An error occurred on the specified object of the specified component.
[DTS.Pipeline] Error: The PrimeOutput method on component "OLE DB Source" (277) returned error code 0xC0209029. The component returned a failure code when the pipeline engine called PrimeOutput(). The meaning of the failure code is defined by the component, but the error is fatal and the pipeline stopped executing.
Any suggestions on how I can get the large string data in the varchar column in DB2 into the varchar(max) column in SQL Server 2005?
I would like to increase the length of the column fromLOCNumber VARCHAR(30) DEFAULT ''toLOCNumber VARCHAR(100) DEFAULT ''without losing any data currently stored in the field.And it has an index on it defined asCREATE INDEX LOCIndex ON BookData(LOCNumber)Thanks for any help.
I have a single column value like this. I want to get the charindex value whereever it is a single space.
'6 REP5426 15936 022708 107/0000 33003301985 BAILEY AMY NICOL 11454 PP 25.00 000-00 00110080 A O '
i'm going nuts with this, i suppose i will crack it eventually, but i thought i'd ask around here, seems like all the smart SQL Server guys hang out here
(i'm an SQL guy, not an SQL Server guy)
how does one place 5 spaces into a CHAR(5) column?
create table testzeros
( id smallint not null primary key identity
, myfield char(5)
insert into testzeros (myfield) values (' 1')
insert into testzeros (myfield) values (' 11')
insert into testzeros (myfield) values (' 111')
insert into testzeros (myfield) values (' 1111')
insert into testzeros (myfield) values ('11111')
insert into testzeros (myfield) values (' ')
, len(myfield) as L
from testzerosno matter what i do, id=6 shows up with L=0, just like an empty string
i've even tried inserting 4 spaces and a non-blank character, which enters just fine, just as you would expect, but when i update the value and replace the non-blank character with a blank, all 5 spaces collapse back to an empty string
is there some kind of server setting like SET ALL_SPACE_EQUALS_EMPTY_YOU_IDIOT to OFF or something?
I am fairly new to SQL I have started to administer a system which handles carrier information for a mail order system. The logic behind the system is quite simple there are 5 or so columns in a table the first column is the first part of the postcode i.e EX15, the other columns contain which delivery services and depot numbers are associated with that postcode. It works fine at the moment.
However now the main carrier has decided that they are now going to split these postcodes so for example EX15 1* goes to a different depot than EX15 2*
I cant seem to insert EX15 1 into the first column, I get the following error:
Attempt to store duplicate value in unique column. (-155)
Is this because of the space in 'EX15 1'? Because 'EX15' already exists in that column? In which case do I need to somehow tell SQL that there is a space there?
I hope this makes sense
Below is a snap of the table with the existing EX15 postcode data
Here is a snap of how I would like to set up another entry:
Is it a bad practice to create column names with spaces. like [Last Modified On]?
If yes, y?
When I go to preview mode and select the print preview. The white background is black and the black is white. Any one know how to set this back to the original way it worked?
Hi all,I am new to these so plz never mind if this is funny.here is my problem :Table : moodyColumn : TitleNew column : NospaceI have data in "Title" column of many rows which are normal sentence.My requirment is to remove the "white space", +, | , ., / , ! @, $, %etc special characters and fill it by ( hyphen) and put it in new"Nospace" ColumnExample :I have : Hurray ! I won the GameNeeded : Hurray-I-won-the-GameCan any body helpme in getting an SQL Query for this if possibleThanks in Advance