Home > MySQL > MySQL – Remove a character from a string

MySQL – Remove a character from a string

Problem:
Had to strip out a plus sign at the beginning of some text in the database.

Solution:
Update command and replace function in MySQL. In this case I was getting rid of the plus sign.

UPDATE `table` SET db_field=REPLACE(db_field, ‘+’, ”) where db_field like ‘+3989%’ limit 5;

Source:
http://eisabainyo.net/weblog/2007/02/26/remove-the-first-character-in-mysql/

Advertisements
Categories: MySQL Tags: , ,
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: