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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/

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