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    This function replaces part of a text string with a different text string.

    Syntax

    REPLACE(old_text,start_char,num_chars,new_text)

    Arguments

    This function has these arguments:

    Argument Description
    old_text Original text in which you want to replace characters
    start_char Starting position in the original text to begin the replacement
    num_chars Number of characters in the original text that you want to replace with characters from the new text; if not an integer, the number is truncated
    new_text New text that replaces characters in the original text

    Remarks

    Use this function to replace a specified number of characters in a specified location with other characters. Use the SUBSTITUTE function to replace specific text with other text.

    Data Types

    Accepts string data for the old_text argument, numeric data for the start_char argument, numeric data for the num_chars argument, and string data for the new_text argument. Returns string data.

    Examples

    This example replaces three characters with one character, starting with the sixth character in the provided text:

    REPLACE(""abcdefghijk"", 6, 3, ""%"") gives the result abcde%ijk

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