OK the TEXT records contain data for example:



Rec #1: John Doe's bank account ABA 123456789
Rec #2: All deliveries to this customer after 1 pm
Rec #3: Sally's bank acct: 777888999



I would like to create an SQL select to select recs 1 & 3 because they have a 9 digit string in them.

Is this possible?

Thanks




-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Luis Rodriguez
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2012 11:42 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: SQL select records with numeric strings

Joel,

Try this:

SELECT * FROM TEXTFILE WHERE TRANSLATE(TEXT, ' ',
'1234567890') = ' '

If the result is ' ', the field contains only numbers.

HTH,

Luis Rodriguez
IBM Certified Systems Expert - eServer i5 iSeries




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