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Remove Range of Numbers from a Text String

Remove Range of Numbers from a Text String

Remove Range of Numbers from a Text String

I have a field that I need to remove a certain range of numbers from, however, this field is VARCHAR2 and can contain letters.

My current code is as follows (in the Where clause): field.field_name not between '27000000' and '27999999'

The problem is this is also taking out records that are not in this range, such as 27000.

What code can I place in the where clause to solve this issue?

Thanks for the help!

RE: Remove Range of Numbers from a Text String

Hi, thanks for the response.

The problem with those is that they throw an error when it gets to a record that actually has a letter included. I need to restrict the where clause to only apply to records that are numeric

RE: Remove Range of Numbers from a Text String

That's why johnherman gave you this link to check if your field is numeric.
For the records with letters in them you need some other logic.

Have fun.

---- Andy

RE: Remove Range of Numbers from a Text String

How about this?


WHERE LPAD(field.field_name,8,'0') NOT BETWEEN '27000000' AND '27999999' 
Note that this will truncate the field to 8 characters, so if field_name is longer than this you should LPAD to that full length:


WHERE LPAD(field.field_name,10,'0') NOT BETWEEN '0027000000' AND '0027999999' 

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