In MySQL, how to remove the specific prefix from entire column’s value and update them?

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It can be done by applying TRIM() function on the column along with MySQL UPDATE statement. The example below will make it more clear.

Example

Suppose, we have a table ‘Employee’ which have the prefix ‘Dept.’ with all the values of Column ‘Department’ as follows −

mysql> Select * from Employee;
+------+----------------+------------+----------------------+
| Id   | Name           | Address    | Department           |
+------+----------------+------------+----------------------+
| 100  | Raman          | Delhi      | IT Dept.             |
| 101  | Mohan          | Haryana    | History Dept.        |
| 102  | Shyam          | Chandigarh | ENGLISH Dept.        |
| 103  | Sukhjeet Singh | Patiala    | Computer Engg. Dept. |
| 104  | Bimal Roy      | Calcutta   | Computer Engg. Dept. |
+------+----------------+------------+----------------------+
5 rows in set (0.01 sec)

Now, the query below will remove the prefix ‘Dept.’ from column Department and also update the table.

mysql> Update Employee set Department = TRIM(Trailing 'Dept.' FROM Department);
Query OK, 5 rows affected (0.10 sec)
Rows matched: 5 Changed: 5 Warnings: 0

mysql> Select * from Employee;
+------+----------------+------------+-----------------+
| Id   | Name           | Address    | Department      |
+------+----------------+------------+-----------------+
| 100  | Raman          | Delhi      | IT              |
| 101  | Mohan          | Haryana    | History         |
| 102  | Shyam          | Chandigarh | ENGLISH         |
| 103  | Sukhjeet Singh | Patiala    | Computer Engg.  |
| 104  | Bimal Roy      | Calcutta   | Computer Engg.  |
+------+----------------+------------+-----------------+
5 rows in set (0.00 sec)

The result set above shows that there is no prefix ‘Dept.’ with the column values.

raja
Published on 20-Feb-2018 09:17:08
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