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instr() [message #843] Thu, 07 March 2002 12:14 Go to next message
Gideon Clewlow
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Registered: March 2002
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Hello all,

Does anyone know how to return the alphas at the end of a string. I was thinking of using instr inside a substr but don't know how to tell it that the start position is a character and not a number. This has to work with varying sized strings.


For 00144587blahblahblah return blahblahblah
for 0015478512255xxxxxxxx return xxxxxxxx

Re: instr() [message #848 is a reply to message #843] Fri, 08 March 2002 04:36 Go to previous message
Suresh Vemulapalli
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Registered: August 2000
Senior Member
select substr('00144587blahblahblah',instr(translate('00144587blahblahblah','1234567890','1111111111'),'1',-1)+1)
from dual;
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