You can do something like this to update the third position in a 
field:
Update testfile  set  fldx =  substr(fldx,1,2) concat 'X' concat 
substr(fldx,4,4)

Assuming you have an 8 digit field called fldx where you want to keep 
positions 1-2 and 4-8 with their current values and place an 'X' in 
position 3.

Fred Gamache
Fgamache@nlvl.com

-----Original Message-----
From:   Jim Ackerman [SMTP:packley@voicenet.com]
Sent:   Monday, November 17, 1997 7:32 PM
To:     Midrange Systems Mailing List
Subject:        Substring in SQL update

Is there a way to use substr when updating with SQL (at v2r3m0 -- 
we're
a tad behind the times yet)?  The manual tells how to select using
substr, but not to update or set.

Thanks in advance!
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