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Search and replace

Search and replace

Search and replace

(OP)
Is there a function or does someone have one written which searches for a substring within a string and replaces it with another?  
e.g.  MyString = "MyLastName, Tim",
      MySearchString = ","
      MyReplaceStr = " "  

The result being "MyLastName  Tim"

RE: Search and replace

Tim:

I'm not sure of the online version where informix introduced the replace function -probably 7.x.  I'm sure it wasn't there in 5.x.

From Ron Flannery's, The Informi Handbook:

"The REPLACE function replaces characters within a string with different characters.  The syntax for this function is:

REPLACE(input string, old_string, new_string where:

input_string is the string you want to replace.

old_string are the characters with input_string that   you  want to replace

new_string is the string with which you want to replace old_string"

unquote

Here's a nonsensical example you can execute from dbaccess/isql:

create temp table names (
  mystring char (80)
);
insert into names values ("MyLastName, Tim");
select mystring, replace(mystring, ",", "") from names;
drop table names;

This is probably what you want.  As an old Informix 4GL programmer, I developed a replace string function, but, obviously, it's useless unless you're using 4GL.  It's yours for the asking.

Regards,

Ed
Schaefer

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