I have a character field in a large database file where some of the data is
_not_ right-justified, and needs to be.

I was hoping to do something like this:

Update library.file

Set field=Rtrim(field)

Where field>'' and substr(field,x,x)=' ' (i.e. last rightmost character is

The statement executes (running as an SQL script in Navigator for i) but the
data is not altered. Is this an improper application of the function?


Buzz Fenner

Business Systems Analyst/Systems Administrator

City Water & Light

870.930.3374 | 870.219.5229


This thread ...


Return to Archive home page | Return to MIDRANGE.COM home page

This mailing list archive is Copyright 1997-2015 by MIDRANGE dot COM and David Gibbs as a compilation work. Use of the archive is restricted to research of a business or technical nature. Any other uses are prohibited. Full details are available here. If you have questions about this, please contact