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Tera SQL Update help

Tera SQL Update help

(OP)
I have a very large table and one of the columns is a char(25) datatype. The problem is not all the data in this column has the same length yet when I query to get the distinct length, everything comes back 25. I need to alter some of the data and was trying to do it by the length. Here is an example of the data:

015M8000200
240010240

I need to take anything that has the trailing two zeros and remove those two zeros. I have tried all sorts of things like trying to trim the data so the actual field length is right but nothing has worked. Any advice?

RE: Tera SQL Update help

I believe 'char()' is a fixed length string, thus your 25 for length regardless of contents.

I think you want 'varchar()'. This will vary in length with the data that's in the column.

RE: Tera SQL Update help

(OP)
I am a total idiot. I just completely forgot about a varchar because the original table had this as char in the database so I just thought I had to keep it the same when doing my query. Thanks so much You just saved me a lot of digging.

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