SQL > SQL String Functions > Replace Function

The Replace function in SQL is used to update the content of a string. The function call is REPLACE( ) for MySQL, Oracle, and SQL Server.

Syntax

The syntax of the Replace function is:

REPLACE (str1, str2, str3)

In str1, find where str2 occurs, and replace it with str3.

Example

We use the following table for our example.

Table Geography

Region_NameStore_Name
EastBoston
EastNew York
WestLos Angeles
WestSan Diego

If we apply the following Replace function:

SELECT REPLACE (Region_Name, 'ast', 'astern') REGION1
FROM Geography;

we get the following result:

REGION1
Eastern
Eastern
West
West

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