The Problem: You wish to truncate database records, but you can’t remember how. At first, Google is no help.
The Cause: You are using the term “Truncate” which is usually used to truncate a table, when all you really want to do is chop characters off of overly long database records.
The Solution: Use the “Left” syntax, as in
Select LEFT(FullBizName, 45) AS FullBizNameShort From TableName
and that’s it!
This post originally appeared on the Stronico blog – with the absorption of Stronico into Digital Tool Factory this post has been moved to the Digital Tool Factory blog
||Written By Steve French|
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