DBA Tips Archive for Oracle


Search and Replace with REPLACE Function

by Jeff Hunter, Sr. Database Administrator


  1. Overview
  2. Example


This article provides a simple example of how to search for and replace string content using the build-in REPLACE function in Oracle.


In the following example, I want to replace all occurances of "http://secure." with "https://secure." within the table company_config:
UPDATE company_config
  SET company_url = REPLACE(company_url, 'http://secure.', 'https://secure.')
  WHERE company_url like 'http://secure.%';

1082 rows updated.

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