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Need help in using search_replace function against persistent cache datastore

Hi ,

I am trying to do search_replace in one of my transformation and i am getting the below error:

A NULL replace value is specified in the function <search_replace>. NULL replace value is not allowed for Word and Substring

Sample values from my table are :

SRCH_VAL REPLACE_VAL

------------------- --------------

@NOEMAIL. NULL

@NO_EMAIL. NULL

@NO-EMAIL. NULL

i NEED TO replace with null for some of the banned key words in email address.

i was trying to do with Search_replace and it is throwing above error.

Please blow some light to fix these error

i tried to give physical table from DB2 and it is also giving the same error.

Thanks,

Sreenivas

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    Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 05:39 PM

    If you put a 'Null' string instead of a null value in your table, you can use

    decode(search_replace(SRCH_VAL) = 'Null', null, SRCH_VAL)

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    Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 04:58 PM

    Hi Sreenivas ,

    You can use a ifthenelse function also

    ifthenelse ( searchstr = '@NOEMAIL' or '@NO_EMAIL' OR '@NO-EMAIL' , NULL , searchstr ).

    try this one, hope it will work

    Thanks,

    Sravan.

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