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Our system is running IBM i 7.3 with the latest PTF's and TR's (PTF's and TR's installed in the last 2 weeks).

Jerry Ven recently asked questions about extracting the numeric values from a character field to use as a key for joining the file to another file which has a numeric key.

I believe that someone had suggested using the SQL REGEXP_REPLACE scalar function.

Searching for examples, I found this:

which gave the following example:

'123Red345', '[A-Za-z]','',1)
FROM sysibm.sysdummy1

indicating that this statement should return the value '123345'.

However, when I run this SQL statement it returns the value

What gives?

Steve Landess
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