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#1 ICEcoffee

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 11:47 AM

Hi all

I have imported a table from an ODBC database into MySQL, but all the data in all the columns are surounded by quotation marks.

Can anyone tell me how to write a query I can execute, to update all fields, to delete said quotation marks.

Thanks for any help, it will save me hours of work.

#2 Wildbug

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 06:20 PM

Do you have a "dumped" database in a text file?  Can you write a perl script (w/ a regular expression) to excise the quotes?  (Then reimport the data....)

Actually this might be easier...:

If you already have the data in the database, you can use something like the following:
UPDATE mytable SET mytextcolumn1=TRIM(BOTH '"' FROM mytextcolumn1),
mytextcolumn2=TRIM(BOTH '"' FROM mytextcolumn2);

Twice a day my clock works PERFECTLY!  I can't figure out what's wrong with it.

#3 Barand

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 12:40 AM

Dump the data from ODBC DB into a csv file.

Use Mysql LOAD DATA INFILE to load the data and specify that quotes are used.
If you are still using mysql_ functions, STOP! Use mysqli_ or PDO. The longer you leave it the more you will have to rewrite.

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