Trim() In T-sql?

May 17, 2004

is there a function trimming string such as Trim in vb?

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Apr 3, 2008

UPDATE 14_Together_final_ICNs INNER JOIN 14_Together_UniqueSKUs ON [14_Together_final_ICNs].SKU = [14_Together_UniqueSKUs].SKU SET [14_Together_final_ICNs].sku_desc = [14_Together_UniqueSKUs].NewDesc
WHERE (((Trim(Nz([NewDesc])))<>""));


UPDATE [14_Together_final_ICNs]
SET sku_desc = [14_Together_UniqueSKUs].NewDesc
FROM [14_Together_final_ICNs] INNER JOIN
[14_Together_UniqueSKUs] ON [14_Together_final_ICNs].SKU = [14_Together_UniqueSKUs].SKU
WHERE (RTRIM(LTRIM([14_Together_final_ICNs].sku_desc))<> N'')

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Help Trim Or Len

Jan 29, 2007


Have a small problem I have received a load of data in a flat file format and each column has dividend up with a comma. I have stuck the whole row in to its own column.

What I want to do is take the first 12 characters of the row and put them in there own column.

I think I need to use the Len function or the trim function, so can some body point me in the right direction on how to do this.

Regards Lee

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Mar 16, 2007

Okay basic question from the village idiot. How do I return only the date and not the time from a datetime column and also can I return only a set number of digits in a float column?

Thanks in advance peter

The Yak Village Idiot

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Aug 9, 2007

Hi I have the below paragraph in my datacolum called 'Description'

Ansmann Powerline 5 Super Fast Charger, Microprocessor controlled desktop charger with discharge function for up to 5 NiCd/NiMH cells, For all NiCd and NiMH rechargable batteries including AA/AAA/C/D/9V, Negative Delta V control, faulty cell detection, defined predischarge, trickle charge, separate status indicator for every charging slot, ultra rapid charging, 230V AC. For UK use. Price for 1 Charger.

How do I take only the sentence upto the first comma in my STORED procedure

(ex:Ansmann Powerline 5 Super Fast Charger)

Advance thanks


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Apr 16, 2002

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Jun 28, 2000

What is the syntax of left triming characters seperated by space.

e.g elsie reed
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Nov 9, 2005

What is the best way to trim a string to the space in a select statement? An example string would be:
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The result would be:

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Jan 3, 2007

hi guys,

i need to update a column by trimming the right end. i tried many things but its not working. can anyone tell me?


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Jul 5, 2007

OK, the problem is like this; say the table is sumthing like this

i have a table 't3' has 3 fields

eg. id date text
01 05-jul-07 abcdefghijkl (i want to get rid of the first 6 characters i.e. abcdef)

i want to display 'text' field from t3 table but with the first 6 characters trimmed/removed (i want to get rid of the 6 first characters)

so i did:

select LTRIM(text,6) from t3

but the above code didn't work because LTRIM only trims spaces NOT characters... Is there any way that i can trim off the first 6 characters from every record in the 'text' field?

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Dec 14, 2007

In my report, i have a TextBox which retrieve the result from the database.I am using this code :

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Mar 14, 2006

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Why the TRIM cannot work ?

How do I do ?Thanks.

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Jan 4, 2008

Whan using the TRIM() function in a SELECT we are getting an invalid function error. What gives? I thought TRIM() was T-SQL & not one of Microsoft's SQL "extras".


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Mar 29, 2007

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' asd'

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can i give this command


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I need the values as below using select query of my column.

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Nov 21, 2001

Iím trying to optimize the following view so that it runs faster and to trim the code where possible. It runs for 1:57mins. Is that good or it can run much faster than that? Where do l start? Itís a view for a report. Please help lím running on SQL 2000

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dbo.Loan.insurance_Amount AS [Insurance Amount], dbo.Loan.admin_Fee AS [Admin Fee], dbo.Loan.total_Amount AS [Total Amount],
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Dec 12, 2001

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Mar 26, 2004

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Feb 22, 2007

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Sep 25, 2007

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Mar 28, 2008

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... When I run and debug and look at...
theString.Length returns 4000 instead of only the actual characters that are entered into the field.  So, if the field value is "FOO" I get "FOO" plus 3997 blank characters. 
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