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REPLACE

SQL Server 2000

Replaces all occurrences of the second given string expression in the first string expression with a third expression.

Syntax

REPLACE ( 'string_expression1' , 'string_expression2' , 'string_expression3' )

Arguments

'string_expression1'

Is the string expression to be searched. string_expression1 can be of character or binary data.

'string_expression2'

Is the string expression to try to find. string_expression2 can be of character or binary data.

'string_expression3'

Is the replacement string expression string_expression3 can be of character or binary data.

Return Types

Returns character data if string_expression (1, 2, or 3) is one of the supported character data types. Returns binary data if string_expression (1, 2, or 3) is one of the supported binary data types.

Examples

This example replaces the string cde in abcdefghi with xxx.

SELECT REPLACE('abcdefghicde','cde','xxx')
GO

Here is the result set:

------------
abxxxfghixxx
(1 row(s) affected)

See Also

Data Types

String Functions

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