I like your solution idea.
Any idea why the translate is not working here??
select amtxt,translate(amtxt,'0','+','+') from mdcmdct
A0404 MEMO TEXT TRANSLATE
WASH FINAL SETTLEMENT BAL TO UNIT TRAIN NUMBER. 000000000000 WASH FINAL SETTLEMENT BAL TO UNIT TRAIN NUMBER.
UNIT: 1541657 B/L DATE: 02/10/03 000000000000 UNIT: 1541657 B/L DATE: 02/10/03
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Luis Rodriguez
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2012 12:37 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: SQL select records with numeric strings
I believe tha TRANSLATE does allows for this, using the PAD parameter.
SELECT text, TRANSLATE(text, '+', '1234567890', '+') FROM textfile
John Doe's bank account ABA 123456789 John Doe's bank account ABA
All deliveries to this customer after 1 pm All deliveries to this
customer after + pm
Sally's bank acct: 777888999 Sally's bank acct:
Wrong number 12345678900 Wrong number
So if Joel's data is delimited with spaces it would be, as you wrote, very
easy to use the LIKE function. All the same, I concur that a RPGLE or a SQL
function would be a better solution (easier to implement and use).
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