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Message Posted: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 @ 14:29:45 GMT

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Subj:   Address Parsing
From:   Arun.Ballari


By any chance, would you know if there is a way to remove alpha characters from a field.

Example: If I have an address of "123 Main Street". How can I return 123?

One way is to use index and substring function. Is there any other way?

     select addr_line1,
            trim(case when index(addr_line1, ' ') = 0
                      then addr_line1
                           else substr(addr_line1, 1, index(addr_line1, ' '))
            trim(case when index(addr_line1, ' ') > 0
                      then substr(addr_line1, (index(addr_line1, ' ') +1), 50)
            from db.tbl



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