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RE: SQL select records with numeric strings



fixed

TRANSLATE is available at V5R3, of that I am certain.

Don't you have too many parameters to your TRANSLATE? And aren't the parms
reversed?

select translate(amtxt,'++++++++++','0123456789') looks correct to me. (But
keep in mind, I am the same person who previously sent a REPLACE where I
meant TRANSLATE, with bad formatting. :))

Dennis Lovelady
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If you use STRSQL to run this, you should get a message if TRANSLATE is
not supported.

If it is, RTFM - read the "fine" manual, as suggested here - find the
documentation for TRANSLATE and read it carefully - you'll probably be
able to tell the rest of us.

Personally, I have no idea what is meant by ignored here. But I've not
paid too close attention to this thread yet.

Regards
Vern

On 9/17/2012 4:46 PM, Stone, Joel wrote:
I am on v5r4. Is TRANSLATE supported on this release??

Any ideas why the TRANSLATE is ignored??

Thanks



select translate (amtxt,'0123456789','++++++++++','+') from mdcmdct

TRANSLATE
WASH FINAL SETTLEMENT BAL TO UNIT TRAIN NUMBER.
000000000000
UNIT: 1234567 B/L DATE: 02/10/03
000000000000



-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Stone, Joel
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2012 3:16 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: SQL select records with numeric strings

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





-----Original Message-----
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

Rob,

I believe tha TRANSLATE does allows for this, using the PAD parameter.
Something like:

SELECT text, TRANSLATE(text, '+', '1234567890', '+') FROM textfile

Would return:

TEXT
TRANSLATE
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).

Best Regards,

Luis Rodriguez
IBM Certified Systems Expert - eServer i5 iSeries

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