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  • <style type="text/css">.fctbNone{ color:#000000; } .fctbStyle1{ color:#ff1493; } .fctbStyle2{ color:#0000ff;font-weight:bold; } </style>Replace(Column,Substring([Column], 50, 18), [Id], false)

    Replace(source, search, replace, boolean)

    Is this accurate? I am not getting desired results. My source text is the column, search text is the substring part of the column, the id is what I want to replace substring text with, and the false


    Thursday, September 12, 2019 5:50 PM

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  • Hi Sonya,

    1. Please share your data sample, what you need to do with it,  and a desired output.
    2. Are you using (1) SSIS Derived Column Task expression in a Data Flow or (2) T-SQL on the source? 

    Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:08 PM
  • I am using a derived column

    I am taking a URLpath colum as the source text and then using SUBSTRING to search for a particular in the path after position 50 where the length is 18. then replace that substring with a new id. Therefore, the new URLpath will something like

    Replace(URLpath,Substring([URLpath], 50, 18), [Id], false)


    Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:42 PM
  • Hi Sonya,

    Please try the following expression for the Derived Column:

    REPLACE([URLpath], SUBSTRING([URLpath], 50, 18), [Id])

    You may need to CAST the [Id] column...

    Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:10 PM
  • Hi samcneal,

    REPLACE in SSIS Expression only contains three components.

    Please refer to REPLACE (SSIS Expression).

    Could you explain what does the "false" mean?



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