On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 5:44 PM, Pawel Socha <pawel(dot)socha(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> 2008/12/8 ss_postgres <ss(dot)postgres(at)gmail(dot)com>:
> > Hi,
> > I am trying to find the position of a character in a string which appears
> > multiple times.
> > The POSITION function returns the position of the character when it first
> > occurs.
> > For eg:
> > select position ( ' ' in 'Hi How are you');
> > This returns the result as "3".
> > But i need to result to be
> > 3
> > 7
> > 11
> > Can anyone please let me know what would be the best way to do this.
> > Thanks
> My first things:
> merlin=> select distinct(x.case) from (select (case when substring('Hi
> How are you' from r for 1) = ' ' then r else null end) from
> generate_series(0, length('Hi How are you')) as r) as x;
> Pawel Socha
Thanks a lot.
Suppose i need to do the same thing on a column in a table, can you please
let me know how to write the query.
Also how to eliminate the null result at the end? For eg: Running the above
query gives 4 rows, the last row with null value.
Thanks for your help.
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