Fw: Stripping whitespace from a select

Fw: Stripping whitespace from a select

am 03.07.2007 10:38:44 von Jorge Bastos

you can trim() the field to remove the spaces in the beginning and end os

----- Original Message -----
From: "Leigh Sharpe"
To: "win32"
Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2007 3:45 AM
Subject: Stripping whitespace from a select

Hi All,
I have a table which contains phone numbers. I want to extract these
phone numbers in a common format, but they have not been entered the
same way. Is there any easy way of removing whitespace and brackets in
one go? The best I can come up with so far is this rather ugly one:

SELECT REPLACE(REPLACE(REPLACE(REPLACE(phone_work,"(",""),")", "" ), "
", "" ),"-","") FROM contacts WHERE phone_work!="";

Which will remove all "(", ")", "-", and spaces. Suerly there's a better


Leigh Sharpe
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