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I have one table in sqlite called images and it contains a column named "index" and i have created another column which is empty and is named tilename. the first column index has values like 2530CA_16 and 2832AB_13 and would like the same values to be inserted into the new column called tilename but without the _ for example i want it to be like old column "index" value 2530CA_16 should be newcolumn tilename value 2530CA16

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I'm not sure this is really a good fit for GIS.SE, but perhaps you can make the data available and show the code you've currently tried? Clearly the answer is going to involve some kind of UPDATE images SET tilename = substr(index,1,6) + substr(index,7,8) but I'd like to make sure the solution fits with your needs.

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the solution does not completely work as it just shows the first four digits only whilst it is supposed to show all the values except the _ only. for instance 2530CA_16 should become 2530CA16. i do not have a clue because i thought the update would do it as well but specifically i do not know –  user12102 Dec 12 '12 at 10:38
Does "first four digits" mean "2530" in this case? Can I again ask that you make available the data and the code that you have - its hard to understand the issue from your description. –  BradHards Dec 12 '12 at 19:56
thanks for the help i solved it, i had a table with a column "index" which had values 2530CA_16 and it was supposed to be transfered to the other column so that it became 2530CA16. so i did the following –  user12102 Dec 13 '12 at 8:49
update table set tilename=index and then update images set tilename = replace (tilename,'_', '') –  user12102 Dec 13 '12 at 8:51
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