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return numbers only in SELECT query?

return numbers only in SELECT query?

(OP)
I have a query that includes a VARCHAR field with phone numbers formatted in a variety of ways, i.e. 999-555-1212, (999) 555-1212, etc...

Can a select query return only the numeric data in the record, in this case 9995551212 ?

TIA,

-Allen M.

RE: return numbers only in SELECT query?

sure, but you have to use the REPLACE function to replace those characters with null strings

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RE: return numbers only in SELECT query?

(OP)
I actually opted to fix the data before selecting it...

CODE

UPDATE teble SET phone = REPLACE(phone,'-',''); 

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