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Oracle Removing Carriage Returns
Oracle Database Tips by Donald Burleson


I am trying to remove carriage returns at the end of clob fields by using the following in SQL*Plus:

update scbdesc a

set    a.scbdesc_text_narrative =

      (select substr(dbms_lob.substr(scbdesc_text_narrative),1,

              length(scbdesc_text_narrative) -1)

       from   scbdesc b

       where  substr(dbms_lob.substr(b.scbdesc_text_narrative),

              length(b.scbdesc_text_narrative),1) = chr(10)

         and  a.scbdesc_subj_code = b.scbdesc_subj_code

         and  a.scbdesc_crse_numb = b.scbdesc_crse_numb

         and  a.scbdesc_term_code_eff = b.scbdesc_term_code_eff

         and  a.scbdesc_term_code_end = b.scbdesc_term_code_end)

where  substr(dbms_lob.substr(a.scbdesc_text_narrative),

       length(a.scbdesc_text_narrative),1) = chr(10)

This just nulls out the field in the table. What do I need to change to make this work?

Thanks for your assistance!

This question posed on 02 February 2006


Maybe just do a substitute (replace)?

SQL> create table test(cola clob);

SQL> insert into test values ('xxxyyy'||chr(10)||'zzzdddeee'||chr(10)||'ccccc')

SQL> /

SQL> commit;

SQL> select cola from test;




SQL> select replace(cola,chr(10),chr(32)) fixed from test;

xxxyyy zzzdddeee ccccc



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