MIDRANGE dot COM Mailing List Archive



Home » MIDRANGE-L » April 2014

Re: SQL RTRIM function



fixed

Buzz-

Try the following

SET field = REPEAT(' ', LENGTH(field) - LENGTH(RTRIM(field))) CONCAT
RTRIM(field)

I can't test this out, but what I think it should do is repeat spaces for
the amount of spaces trimmed off of the right end of the field, then it
will concatenate the trimmed field to those spaces.

-Tom Stieger


On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 9:32 AM, Buzz Fenner <bfenner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

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
blank)



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

bfenner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



--
This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list
To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx
To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options,
visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l
or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives
at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.







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

This mailing list archive is Copyright 1997-2014 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